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Devotional Bible Study: God Will Keep You In Perfect Peace | Isaiah 26:3.

Updated: Jun 20, 2021

Welcome to Day 13. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 31 Bible Verses About Practicing The Presence Of God. This short devotional is based on Isaiah 26:3.

Read Isaiah 26:3.

"You will keep him in perfect peace,

Whose mind is stayed on You,

Because he trusts in You."

What does it mean to have perfect peace?

Isaiah 26:3 is known as the perfect peace scripture. It gives us directions for finding that perfect peace that keeps you calm even when life's storms are swirling around you. The secret to finding this peace is keeping your mind on God. God will keep you in perfect peace when you keep your mind on Him and trust Him with everything in your life.

In Isaiah 26 we meet the prophet, Isaiah rehearsing a song of trust in the provision of God. He is prophetically singing of how God will restore Israel, who will once again walk in righteousness and peace. After the coming judgement for their sin, a day will dawn when Israel will be redeemed and restored, and they will be at peace when their eyes are fixed on the Lord. This promise was given to Israel during a very dark period in Israel's history.

Meaning of perfect peace in Hebrew

God promises that we can have perfect peace, and even be kept in a place of perfect peace in Isaiah 26:3.

In the original Hebrew text, the term “perfect peace” is actually shalom shalom. This shows how in the Hebrew language repetition communicates intensity. It isn’t just shalom; it is shalom shalom, “perfect peace.” It is as if God wasn’t satisfied to give us one door of peace to walk through; He opened up the double doors of peace and said “shalom shalom.” If one assurance of peace is not enough for us, He will follow it with a second and then put on top of those two the promise to keep us there.

Join me below for a short devotional and we will discuss how to have shalom, shalom in our lives despite the circumstances in our lives and join me for prayer too at the end of this post.

Short Devotional: God Will Keep You In Perfect Peace.

Are you anxious or worried?

Do you know God's peace in every circumstance?

To be honest, I have to work hard on keeping God's peace in my heart. It doesn't have to be an exceptional impending disaster that makes me lose my peace, it can be less life impactful irritations that come across my path daily.

Why do I lose my peace?

Because I have taken my eyes off of God and focused on the distraction on my path.

Does this happen to you too?

We need God's supernatural peace, that only He can give. We need His, 'shalom shalom'.

The good news is that we can have this perfect peace constantly. You will have perfect peace when you keep your mind stayed on Jesus.

Keep your mind stayed on Jesus

What is consuming your thoughts?

Are your thoughts on your circumstances or on Jesus?

I find that when I sit in Jesus' presence and layout before Him all that concerns me, I view my circumstances in a different light.

We can redirect our minds and take the focus off our circumstances and look in faith in the Lord and His Word. When your mind is steadfast, it means that it is firmly fixed and unwavering focused on the Lord. It also means that you are fully leaning and trusting in Him.

Here are 2 scriptures that keep me focused on Jesus and not on my problems, I know that they will encourage you too.

2 Corinthians 4:18.

"as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."

Matthew 6:34

"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

We need to trust God with our today and all of our tomorrow's. We cause more anxiety for ourselves when we distress over what might happen tomorrow. As we seek God's presence constantly, He will order our days and fill us with His strength and wisdom for all of life's circumstances. It will take active discipline on our part to keep our minds steadfast and unwavering focus on the Lord but Jesus wants to help us with this discipline too, we just have to ask for His help.

To help keep your mind stayed on God, I have created a free printable with 31 scriptures on Practicing The Presence Of God, and a guided prayer journal.