We live in a twisted world. It seems as if all logic has turned backward, and in spite of the efforts of so many, peace and safety are elusive commodities. As we continue to seek the Lord, we must learn to trust Him for peace.
We need peace of mind. It’s hard enough sometimes to just get through the day with peace of mind in tact. I remember many years ago when working in the secular world, there were constant rumors of layoffs, cutbacks and outright job elimination. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t ignore what I heard. After all, I was a young man with a wife and child to take care of. When the layoffs would eventually come, I was amazed that God always had another job for me….in fact, all I had to do was call the owner of a local company and he would put me to work without missing even a day, or one paycheck. I had learned that my substance came not from man, but from God. David is famous for saying, “I was young and now I am old, but I’ve never seen the righteous forsaken or his seed begging for bread.” (Psalm 37:25)
You see, the key to having peace of mind is the object of our faith. If we place our faith in our own ability, or in the ability, motives and plans of others, we will invariably fail; but, if we place our faith in the unchanging God, we know that everything He allows is for a reason…and we rest in that. (See Romans 8:28)
On day five of seeking, we seek peace of mind that can only come from the giver of all life.