“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee;
because he trusteth in Thee.”
Where is peace? In the heart and mind that is stayed in God. What does that mean? That means abiding. Our very complex, amazing brains can only think on one thing at a time (multi-tasking is really doing one thing at a time, but many things consecutively and none of them well!) Anyway, if we are thinking about a particular subject, we can’t also be thinking about another. Think about the number 4. Picture it in your mind. Now think about the number 7. Are you still thinking about 4? Of course not! In the same way, if we are thinking on God, then we can’t be thinking about that which is making us anxious and worried. Keeping our mind stayed on God takes practice. When worry is pushing in, we must determine to be thankful and sing or say praise – to think about an attribute of God or talk to Him and assure Him of your trust. Naming His names or His character is good too. For example, I might say, “God, I know that you are the King of King and the Lord of Lords. I know that you created the world and that you have all things including my future in your hands. Thank you God that I can trust You in all things.” As you keep this stream of conversation going, you will find peace and be able to rest in His promises.
“Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.” – Colossians 3:2. This is the key to growing in the Lord and finding your peace in Him.