“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3).
Even today, God promises you and says “My son, my daughter, irrespective of the situation or the problem which prevails, I will protect you and establish perfect peace in you.” Keep one thing in your remembrance. The peace which God gives you is not an incomplete one. It is not half peace and half distress but it is a perfect peace.
In some families, joy and peace will be there as soon as the monthly salary is received. But as days go by, the peace will gradually decrease and by 31st of the month fight and quarrel will come into it. If you catch hold of God firmly, He will bless you with perfect peace for the whole of the month. The prime one is the perfect peace.
Second is the divine peace. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). Whatever be the situation, Jesus IS never scared or worried. One, who places his faith on God, will never be panic stricken. God has not promised you the worldly man’s peace but His own peace. To whatever extent be the storm may blow and to whatever extent the life may tremble, you will always be filled with divine peace and joy.
Thirdly, we read about great peace in Psalm 119:165. “Great peace have those who love your law and nothing causes them to stumble” (Psalms 119:165). This is a very great peace. This is a peace which the world could neither give nor deny. It is a peace beyond your understanding.
Today, God gives you that peace. So, do not fear. Rely upon Jesus. Rely upon the promise. Today, “For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, But my kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you” (Isaiah 54:10).
Look up to Jesus who hangs on the Cross. He, who is the Prince of peace, shouldered all the burden on the cross to bring you the peace. He crushed the head of satan. He accepted the lashes of the whip to clear the sickness from you. To break the curses and to give peace, He wore the crown of thorns and hang on the cross of curse. Yes. “….the chastisement for our peace was upon Him” (Isaiah 53:5).
To meditate: “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety” (Psalms 4:8).