“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3).
When your sins are forgiven, peace comes into your heart. You receive peace when you pour all your burdens in the presence of God during your prayer time. You also get peace when your loved ones are close by to you.
But what is the way to receive Perfect Peace? “Perfect peace to one who trusts in you.” Yes. You will receive perfect peace only when you trust in Lord.
See how firmly an infant (baby monkey) holds its mother. Similarly, we can see the mother cat holding firmly its kitten. Peace is noticed on both the sides. You have to hold God firmly as a baby monkey and when you do so He will hold you like a mother cat.
Once, two hijackers took control of a plane at gunpoint. All the faces of the passengers were filled with fear. The plane was flying in an unknown direction. The hijackers threatened the passengers that they would blast the plane with the bombs even if the make a small move. At last, the plane landed in an unknown forest. The hijackers shot down the pilot to death and the others were in terror over who the next victim would be.
But there was one face among them which exhibited perfect peace. Do you know who it was? It was the face of a tiny tot. Having drunk milk to the full, it stayed silent on the mother’s lap, holding her firmly. This is what perfect peace is.
Why are people in dismay? It is only because they do not hold God firmly, placing their faith in Him. “And there is no one who calls on your name, who stirs himself up to take hold of you;” (Isaiah 64:7).
Once, Bro. Spurgeon said, “I was roaming about in search of peace. But it went further and further away from me. I began to seek Christ. The divine peace reached me like a dove and filled my heart.”
Dear children of God hold Christ firmly and proceed towards the perfect peace. Our God is a Prince of peace. He is ‘One shall be peace.” He is the One to fill your heart with the peace which the world could neither give nor snatch.
To meditate: “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).