Devotional Bible Study: God Will Keep You In Perfect Peace | Isaiah 26:3.
Updated: Jul 28
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.
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.
God promises us perfect peace in Isaiah 26:3, and in the original Hebrew text, this perfect peace is expressed as "shalom shalom." The repetition of the word "shalom" intensifies the meaning, emphasizing that it is not just ordinary peace but "perfect peace." It's as if God is going above and beyond to assure us of His peace. Instead of providing us with just one door of peace to walk through, He opens double doors of peace, saying "Shalom shalom." This repetition signifies the abundance and completeness of the peace that God offers us.
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.
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.
Today's devotional is based on Isaiah 26:3 which is from our Practicing The Presence Of God: 31 Presence Of God Scriptures Plan. You will find a free printable PDF of 31 scriptures about God's presence in the Resource Library. It has a bible reading plan, guided prayer, and gratitude journal. Download this free printable or grab a notebook.
What is God saying to you through this verse?
What burdens do you need to surrender to God and trust Him with?
Write out your prayer request.
What are you grateful for today? Count your blessings!
Write out the scripture verse, it helps you to memorize the scripture and store up God's truth in your heart. Then in the last section of the prayer journal, there is space to record what God is speaking to you through our bible verse today, Isaiah 26:3.
We are called to pray without ceasing. That means we can talk with God at any time and in any place. This is a great way to practice the presence of God. Praying scripture is a powerful way to pray so join me in praying Isaiah 26:3.
Thank you Father that You long to pour out Your sweet presence over me. Give me such a heart that yearns for Your presence. Thank you for Your supernatural peace that only You can bring into every one of situations, big or small. Help me to keep my mind stayed on You. Don't let me forget Your promise of Your, shalom shalom, Your perfect peace all the time, in all circumstances. Amen.
You will find Practicing The Presence Of God: 31 Presence Of God Scriptures HERE. It will have the list of 31 Bible verses that we are using for 31 days that our short powerful daily devotionals are based on.
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