“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.” Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV
How can we continue to be at peace in our lives with so much going on? One way that God will keep us in perfect peace is if we will have our minds “stayed” on Him. As we all continue to abide by the “stay at home” directive during this COVID-19 quarantine, we see that as our bodies stay at home – our minds should be stayed on the Lord!
We may be constricted in our movements right now…but our minds are not! We should not let our minds be constricted with all of the fears, predictions, and negativity going on around us. We are to keep our minds focused on the Lord!
And why do we choose to keep our minds stayed/focused on the Lord? Because we trust in Him! The Lord is faithful and loving. He is above every disease, every virus, every problem, every challenge. He already knows the answer and solution to every question we have. He will never leave or forsake us. He is our everlasting rock on which we can stand with both feet planted and know that we are safe. The “storm” may rage around us…but we are held on a firm foundation! HALLELUJAH!!
TRUST IN THE LORD FOREVER! KEEP YOUR MIND STAYED ON HIM! BE IN HIS PERFECT PEACE!
May the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all!
2 Thessalonians 3:16 NASB
~Tina K. Roach
May we not be “satisfied” to stay exactly as we are today! May we seek and desire to rise up into the revelation and positioning of who we are in Christ! Growth means change. Have NO FEAR to grow into what the Lord has prepared for you!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
“What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.”Matthew 10:27 NASB
Jesus was speaking this to His disciples. And I believe Jesus speaks these words to us today. We should have no fear to speak and proclaim what He is speaking to us!
May we walk in boldness and love as we share what God is saying to His people. May we invite and listen to His precious “whispers.”
God is speaking! Are we listening?
“God does not further our spiritual Life in spite of our circumstances, but in and by our circumstances.” ~Oswald Chambers
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 NASB
It is comforting to me to realize that no matter what happens in my life, God can use it to mold and shape me into a better person. He can use circumstances to give me a greater understanding; a deeper revelation; and a deeper love for those that have gone through the same thing.
He uses circumstances that could devastate and destroy us as tools to draw us closer to Him. He uses these times to exhibit His strength as we are at our weakest.
Beloved, are you in a valley right now? Do you feel the darkness around you and believe there is no way out? Do not fear!! God is with you! HE HAS A PLAN!!
His plan is to guide you through the darkness into the Light! His plan is to release His peace and strength within you so you can climb out of the valley with Him. And as you look back on this “valley time” you will see how God used this time to raise you to greater heights!
Look up!! Do you see the Lord’s hand reaching out to you? Grab it and leave the valley behind!!
We serve a BIG God!
Nothing is too difficult for Him. Nothing comes as a “surprise” to Him.
He knows everything that has happened in our lives…He knows everything that is happening now…and He knows everything that will happen in the future.
Don’t fret! Don’t worry! Don’t fear!! He is with you and will guide you in your journey. He wants you to have victory over every circumstance!
We serve a BIG God!!
Why do you fear? Why do you hold back? I have such good plans for you. Trust Me to lead you and guide you into the future that I planned for you while you were still in your mother’s womb. I love you with a love that is hard for you to comprehend! I created a whole world just for you! Don’t you think I can handle anything that is going on in your life right now?
Turn from all those things that would keep you in that place of “less” instead of My Abundance. Lay down all those things that are not my Best for you. You know what they are!!
I am with you…I am for you…I have great plans for your life! Make a choice today to follow My Way and not your own. Join Me, My beloved! Let’s go forth into the future together!!
Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come along.
For behold, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone.
The flowers have already appeared in the land;
The time has arrived for pruning the vines,
And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.
The fig tree has ripened its figs,
And the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance.
Arise, my darling, my beautiful one
And come along!
Song of Solomon 2:10-13