WHERE IS YOUR MIND
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee”. (Isaiah 26:3)
If we really had our mind stayed on the awesome things God has done for us and has prepared for us, it would be impossible for us to be depressed and defeated regardless of our present situation. There would be perfect peace. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. (John 14:1)
Jesus was saying, “Don’t get all worried and upset, just trust in Me. I have everything under control and am working it all out for you.” One of the reasons the Lord told us about the future and of the glories He has planned for us is because when we are in the middle of negative circumstances, we can close our eyes and think on these things (see Philippians 4:8).
We can think about our glorious future. We can think about the fact that this physical life is like a brief millisecond compared to eternity. And as we begin to think on these things, it will bring emotional peace and joy to us. We will find our peace in who we are in Christ and in what He’s done for us, not in our physical circumstances.