The book of Isaiah is full with God’s revelations of the future. Once again, this passage shows us what God expects us to do: yes, people will praise God on the day of the Lord, when Christ establishes His Kingdom. My brother, my sister, we can never avoid strife in the world around us, but when we fix our thoughts on Jesus, we can know perfect peace even in turmoil.
My friend, as we focus our mind on the Lord and His Word, we become steady and stable. Instead of focusing on earthly things, when we give the Lord priority in our lives, His unchanging love and mighty power will support us in such a way that we will not be shaken by the surrounding chaos. That is the reason why it is written that: “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). But the truth is that this verse starts with “AND”, which means that to enjoy this peace, whatever precedes this verse is vital: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:4-6).
Do you want peace? Then keep your thoughts on God an your trust in Him. Yes, the Lord is there to help us, to comfort us and to lead us. But He does this by giving us a purpose: “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3)… He also gives us provisions as we travel the journey of life through relationships of family, friends, mentors, etc. My friend, the Lord’s wisdom enables you to make sound decisions and to have faith to trust Him. So, if today you find yourself on a crossroad because you are facing tough times, not knowing what direction to go or what to do, don’t despair, stay on God’s path… set your eyes on the Lord while responding to the circumstances with your grateful devotion. The day of the Lord that comes along with peace will surely come to pass in your life and current circumstances. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.