Unlimited: Blessed is He Whose Mind Stops at God
Jul 26, 2019 1233
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You.” (Isaiah 26:3, NIV).
When we’re threatened with worry the first thing we need to remember is God himself. When we really believe that God loves us – that he intends our good – then we will stop worrying so much. We will trust God as a child trusts a loving parent. Our torments will disappear, for our wills will be swallowed up in the will of God. What a difference that can make for all of us!
Consider Isaiah 26:3: “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You.” It can be translated this way: “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind stops at you, oh God.” God lives in the future as well as the present. Nothing ever takes him by surprise.
He counts the hairs of our head. Can we not let our minds stop at God? He keeps him in perfect peace whose mind stops at God.
That person to whom eternity is real is the person who finds it easiest to live in the present moment. When God is real to us and when God is near to us, we will trust him with both past and future. Those who see the invisible – they alone can do the impossible.
All of life’s ups and downs are meant to prepare you to live with him for eternity. Say to yourself frequently: “God sees me,” which means he sees all our problems, all our perplexities, and all our difficulties. He not only sees, he cares, and he can and will do something about it. Trust him. Blessed is he whose mind stops at God. – Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: What do you find yourself thinking about most? What worries your heart the most? Practice taking your thoughts to God.