You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock. Isaiah 26:3-4 (NLT)
Fix Your Thoughts
I get it. I understand. You get what? What do you understand? There is a double meaning here. Tell me what you get. Tell me what you understand. My thoughts are a mess. My thoughts need fixing. How so? I am filled with turmoil. I am living with trouble and worry and anxiety. Why is that true? I am trying to control my own circumstances. I am trying to solve my own problems. How is that going? How is that working out for you? What is your track record of success? It is not going well for me. It is not working out well for me. I do not have a great track record of success. I guess that should come as no great surprise to you or to me. It is not surprising to me. It should come as no surprise to you either. Why is that? Did I create you to be self-reliant? Did I make you to be self-sufficient? No, you did not. You want to live in an intimate relationship with you. You want me to rely on you. You want me to place all my faith and hope and trust in you. Doing otherwise is what filled me with turmoil. Doing otherwise has filled me with trouble and worry and anxiety. So, my thoughts really do need fixing. Yes, they do need fixing, there is no doubt about that. That is a very important acknowledgement.
How will your thoughts be fixed? What must you do if you want your thoughts to be fixed? I must fix my thoughts on you. I must place all my faith and hope and trust in you. I must look to you for help. I must come to rely on you. You are my rock. You are my fortress. You are my strength and my deliverer. I must turn all my turmoil and worries, and troubles and anxieties, into prayers to you. As I turn my focus away the world and all its worries and turn to fix my thoughts on you, I will be filled with perfect peace. You will help me. You will come to my aid. You will give me peace beyond my comprehension. You will help me beyond what I could imagine. As I fix my thoughts on you, my thoughts will be fixed. Of that, you can be certain. Of that, there is no doubt. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, there has been times of great turmoil in my life. I have lived with trouble, worry and anxiety. I have tried to control my own circumstances and solve my own problems, without success. No more. I will fix my thoughts on you as I place my trust in you. Amen
Key Question… When has refocusing your thoughts on the Lord helped you to have peace rather than turmoil?
Living It Out… Fix your thoughts on the Lord so you can live in perfect peace.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that you will have perfect peace as you fix your thoughts on the Lord.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how fixing your thoughts on the Lord has given you perfect peace.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you live in perfect peace as you fix your thoughts on the Lord.
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