him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in you. ~Isaiah 26:3
I read this today and given the shear volume of things we have in our world today that are worrisome and discouraging, I thought this was a great reminder of the only true source of peace.
Steadfast is from a term that means “to lean, to rest, to support.” It’s the idea of being sustained as a result of leaning on something supporting you. The words translated here as “whose mind is” comes from a verb meaning “to frame” or “to fashion or form”. In the original Hebrew language, this particular construction has the idea of “a frame of mind”. If you put those two thoughts together, they convey this: “A frame of mind that is receiving support from leaning and therefore is being sustained.” This verse further tells us that the source of this steadfast frame of mind, and therefore peace, is trusting in the Lord. It has been my observation that apart from the Rock, peace is merely a distant dream…a political football to be kicked back and forth by eloquent ambassadors…a philosophical fantasy…that glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading! ~Charles R. Swindoll
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the LORD forever,
for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal ~Isaiah 26:4
Trusting in Him...