God does keep us in perfect peace when our mind is
steadfast because we trust in him (Isaiah 26:3).
We live in a world of famine, floods, droughts, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and other disasters. And we live in the threat of war, today with North Korea, China, Russia, and the Middle East. It’s hard to have thoughts of peace if we don’t trust in God.
Our founding fathers risked their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. They were traitors to England and were threatened with death, or prison. They told us to stay out of involvement in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and not to trust our politicians, but we don’t listen to their warnings anymore than we honor our Constitution. So we live in turmoil, fear and stress.
Yet our founders mostly lived in peace and relied on Isaiah 26:3 which says, “God will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in God.” This means a person is not looking around at all the disasters, sickness, tragedy and threat of war. His mind is steadfast on God, and hopefully on the finished work of his Son Jesus on the cross. This means we trust God, and don’t focus as much on what is happening around us. James tells us “Life is but a vapor.” We are all here today, gone tomorrow. Like our founders, we should not fear the world around us, but live by trust in God, and in the gospel message his Son Jesus came to bring us.