You will keep the mind that is dependent on You in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You. – Isaiah 26:3
The mind is a constant source of anxieties and worries. You name it, we can obsess over it. I have even known people who worry because it seems that there is nothing to worry about!
Paul taught us that we are transformed by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12). This renewing can only come through a steady diet of God’s Word (as found in the Scriptures), coupled with the revelatory teaching of the indwelling Holy Spirit. We have all heard the old adage concerning computers, “garbage in, garbage out.” The opposing corollary is just as true when it comes to spiritual wisdom and a worldview that honors God. It is, “truth in, truth out.”
Perfect peace is the supernatural result of our own daily, practical choice of mentally depending on Christ’s sovereign plans and purposes in every area of our lives. We discover those plans and purposes in the pages of our Bibles. Encounter His truth every day and build your life on what you learn, then your trust in God will grow and our peace will be perfected.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself because it is not there. There is no such thing. – C.S. Lewis