Isaiah 26:3 reads
“You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You.”
This verse reminds us that peace begins in our minds. It may reside and play out in our hearts, but it really starts in the mind.
The Bible speaks often of the need to get our thoughts right.
With our minds, we can connect with the past through memories.
With our minds, we can plan for the future through creativity and imagination.
Our thoughts are important because they can be the key to peace.
For example, we know that it is physiologically impossible to worry and trust at the same time. Your brain can’t do it. It is going to focus on worrying or focus on trusting. It can’t do both at the same time.
So, we have a choice.
We can choose to focus our thoughts on trusting God with what we have before us right now or we can choose to focus our thoughts on worrying on what we are going to do with what we have right now. Guess which ones lead to peace? Don’t misunderstand what I am saying. We need to be responsible with our finances, our relationships, and our lives. We need to plan and seek to do the right things and avoid an irresponsible, uncaring approach to life. But, in all that we do, we need to keep our minds and thoughts dependent upon the One who will be executing the design that He has in mind for our life.