Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee. Isaiah 26:3
Good Morning Friend,
This week’s characteristic of a spiritually healthy person is:
You walk in peace even in times of adversity.
This week’s scripture is perhaps the most beneficial of all scriptures to me. I repeat it to myself quite often. It helps me focus when life gets difficult. A wise friend once told me that if you are having a mountaintop experience, get ready because a slide into the valley is coming. Not very optimistic, I know, but quite true. No person is immune to tragedy. It is an inevitable part of life. The quite famous book, The Road Less Traveled, begins with three words: Life is difficult. The premise is that once you understand that life is difficult, you are able to traverse the winding road of life without the unrealistic expectation that life should be joyful at all times. How does a spiritually healthy person walk in peace? The answer is to be found in an old hymn entitled, Turn your eyes upon Jesus. The refrain ends with, and the things of this world will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace. When we put our minds on Jesus, our perspective changes. We are reminded that this world is not our home, to quote another hymn, and that our true peace will be when we are at home with the Lord where Revelation 21 tells us there will be no more sorrow or tears. What a future God has planned for us!! Linda