Monday, July 20, 2015

Praying perfect peace

Love this early Monday morning.

This was a big weekend. At many levels, one has to remain in His presence, even when the hustle and bustle of life demands more than you feel you can give. Or, when the enemy sneaks in like a flood and we have just had some big LA rains), the battle still belongs to the Lord.

"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"
Is 26:3 - 4

This is an exquisitely intimate and affectionate text.

There is so much that demands our minds focus and priority. But the prophet knew something. He knew that we all long for peace. We all deeply desire that inner rest no matter what turbulence around us, seeks to overwhelm us. That anchor is only found in one place. That courage is found only in one person - Jesus our rabbi redeemer.

Trust in him as the uncertainty of political fragility, economic volatility, relational mediocrity, squeezes in on us. Our trust, daily, verbally, mentally, emotionally is simply placed in that one man, the God - man Jesus, our everlasting Rock. He is the giver of peace, perfect peace.

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