Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Do you remember when you got saved? Do you remember thinking that if you did not accept Christ then you would end up in hell? Do you remember how you had no rest or peace in your life. You could not see the literal place of hell; yet through the eyes of faith, you knew that without Christ you would go there when you die. When you accepted Him, you had to put all of your trust in Him. Do you remember experiencing joy knowing that you had peace with God? It should be no different for the Christian today. The Christian life can be exciting in both positive and negative ways. We should keep our minds upon the Lord during the high times of life, as well as the low times. When trials come, we can not always see what the outcome will be. It is at this place in life that we must exercise our faith, confidently relying upon God to bring us through, even though we cannot see the outcome. Think about this: Many of us know a godly friend or family member who has been through some extremely tough ordeals. We have said to ourselves, “They seemed so calm. I wouldn’t have reacted that way. How did they do it?” The Christian is promised that perfect peace will come not only because he trusts that God will bring him through, but also because he places his mind upon God. If your mind is placed upon God, then you will trust Him. If you show me someone who is calm in the midst of a trial, then I will show you someone who reads his Bible and walks with God. If you show me someone who frets and worries over a problem, then I will show you someone who has failed to regularly spend time in God’s Word and build a relationship with him. Psalm 119:165 is a similar verse that says, “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” Great peace comes from loving God’s law. You are promised that, if you love His law, nothing will offend you. Is your mind stayed upon God? Do you regularly read the Bible and spend time with the Saviour. If so, trust in God regardless of the trial; and He will keep you in perfect peace.