God wants you to experience His perfect peace in all your endeavours. In the midst of uncertainties, disappointments and ever increasing demands you will realise it is naturally impossible for you to be at peace. God knew this, He knew the pressures you will face and therefore made provision for you to prevail and live in victory.
While others are miserable or are at breaking point, you have access in Christ (the anointed One and His anointing) to perfect peace.
You will guard and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You and hopes confidently in You. Isaiah 26 vs 3(Amp)
This promise from the Word of God is for you to experience. Looking carefully at the verse you will see there is a condition attached to it. You will doubtlessly partake of God’s perfect peace if your mind is focused on God.
When things are not going well, it is a good time to be anxious and to worry. In the natural, it seems to be the most appropriate time to have little sleep at night and just worry, worry and worry. Time is usually spent just rehearsing the problem over and over again. The more you practice this the farther away from God’s perfect peace you will find yourself.
Break The Cycle
Break the cycle and change your focus. Set your mind on the promises of the word of God. God and His word are the same. Commit yourself to God’s word depend totally on God to help you. Build up your confidence in the never-failing power of God to see you through to victory.
God is your helper, no matter how much you worry or are saddened nothing will change for the better until you put your trust in Him.
The Rock Of Ages
So trust in the Lord(commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages]. Isaiah 26 vs 4 (Amp)
The verse above gives you keys of how to work your way to perfect peace in all your encounters. Know that hard times will come, for those who trust in the Lord God, The Rock of Ages, a victorious end is guaranteed.
God is asking you to entrust yourself to Him, this means you wholeheartedly surrender to Him in absolute trust that He will take good care of all that concerns you. This actually is where the hard work is, you will agree that in uncertain situations it is definitely much easier to doubt, complain, grumble and worry rather than hold unto the infallible word of God.
Consciously form the habit of leaning on God regularly, do this repeatedly as a matter of choice even before hard times come your way. As you exercise yourself in keeping your mind on the word of God, you will perfect the skill and it will soon become a lifestyle.
The more you engage your mind in this way, you will begin to master knowing how to take control of your mind and your mind will lose it’s ability to control you.
The word of God will now become your governor in difficult times. While others are confused you will walk in a sound mind and perfect peace.
Freedom From Fear
The devil’s way of keeping you in darkness and defeat is fear. Fear puts a person in bondage, bondage to what the circumstance says. A man who sets his mind on the word of God is free from fear and therefore has access to the peace and power of God.
God has great things planned for you, as you go about accomplishing them the devil will try to distract you with disappointments and unpleasant situations.
Do not forget to keep your mind on God’s word, remember that this will not happen overnight but as you practice every day you will work your way to victory all the time.