Thursday, December 30

perfect peace?

I read this portion last night before I went to bed.  Seems I am not sleeping so well these days.  Sometimes I have a hard time believing that God does have things under his control.  I like to have my ducks in a row even if my personality is to "fly by the seat of my pants" which by the way, is getting harder with each year I grow older.  (That being said I do KNOW from my past, that God CAN be trusted ... sometimes I just have a harder time giving control over to Him I guess.)

So I read this.  And re-read it.  And read it in different versions.  And have read it over again and again this morning.  And read it out loud to Alvin too during breakfast.  (O Lord enlarge my faith!)

Isaiah 26:3-4 (New King James Version)

3 You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
4 Trust in the LORD forever,
For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.

(New Living Translation)
3 You will keep in perfect peace
all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
4 Trust in the Lord always,
for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.

(The Message)
People with their minds set on you,
you keep completely whole,
Steady on their feet,
because they keep at it and don't quit.
Depend on God and keep at it
because in the Lord God you have a sure thing.

O Lord -
may I depend on you
may I keep at it
may I find peace
this... THIS is my prayer for us all.