Finding Perfect Peace In A Perfect Storm

I submitted the article below for publication on a blog called faithfuldevotions some time ago. Little did I know I was sending myself comfort into the future. It got published a few hours before I lost my father in law to cancer.
I don’t know what storm is raging around you, but may you find perfect peace in your storm

FINDING PERFECT PEACE IN A PERFECT STORM

His marriage was going through a massive storm. Financially, well, let’s just say he was living by faith. Did I mention that he had just buried a teenage daughter? But every time I met him, he was smiling from ear to ear. I was confused. I knew what he was going through. He wasn’t supposed to be smiling. If anything, he had the right to be bitter at the world. He was entitled, dare I say, to be angry at God. But he wasn’t. And that’s what  baffled me.

The Secret to Perfect Peace

I just had to ask. And so I did. I wanted to know his secret, the secret to perfect peace in the midst of such turmoil.
His answer?

Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
I was still  perplexed. So he explained it to me as a father teaches a child the basic elements of life.

#1 Have a Steadfast Mind

Perfect peace comes from a steadfast mind. A mind that is always focused on the ultimate and not the immediate. A mind that is concerned about the eternal outcome and not the temporary distractions.

A steadfast mind is focused on the immutable word of God.

A steadfast mind understands that the storm is around me, not in me.
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