“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.” Isaiah 26:3-4
“Let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with Me; and he shall make peace with Me.” Isaiah 27:5
To enjoy an undisturbed peace, great care must be taken that we do not look and depend upon anything in ourselves, since all is but imperfect and ever will be so. We are to trust only in the Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world to feed our souls continually in this gospel of peace; and be ever seeking Him by diligent prayer, watchful, faithful, quiet, and humble; for we never lose anything of our peace, except it be stolen by pride or other unguarded affections.
My soul, remember Jesus is your peace. He made peace by the blood of His cross. He speaks peace to you in His precious word. He gives you peace by His Holy Spirit. Only by looking to Jesus and living on Jesus, can you be kept in peace. When self is on the cross and Jesus is on the throne, then, and then only, we have perfect peace.
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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