You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal. ~Isaiah 26
2 years ago today, was my wedding day. The best day of my life but it was the beginning of a rough 2 years. I would like to change the saying of "the first year is the hardest" to, "the first few years are the hardest..." During this time we have struggled with many issues even though our love was always strong for each other. Love is just one part...an important part...but only one piece and not the most important.
During the past 2 years we have turned our focus from our marriage and each other to our God. This was a process that brought us to terrible lows and forced us to look up because there was nothing else to look at below. Our focus is a powerful thing...it can bring Joy or it can bring anxiety. Anxiety is the worst feeling in the world because of the pure unknown possibilities that are always the worst. Feeling of anxiety can ruin your life and relationships. Trusting in the Lord will bring peace...true perfect peace. Trusting is not something that comes easily to most people and certainly not to me regarding anything financial. Trusting the Lord is an every day and every hour battle for me. I have to constantly remind myself that my God is a God who provides and He has brought us through one full year of only one income. He has provided up till now, why would he stop now? One of the many lies that Satan wants us to be believe....that God won't follow through. But he WILL and it will be beyond our expectations.
So I ask you today, what is your focus on? Job, relationships, money, health or the future? Bring your focus to the One who provides and has all your days in His sight...with your focus set to the right direction, everything else will fall into place and you will feel peace.
Beth Moore says, "To have peace like a river is to have security and tranquility while meeting many bumps and unexpected turns on life journey. Peace is submission to a trustworthy Authority, not resignation from activity."
I pray that you will feel His perfect peace, like a river. Keep your sights focused on the Lord.