Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee – Isaiah 26:3
In the verse above, the Spirit of God lets us know what will happen in the life of the one whose mind is stationed or focused on the Lord: he’ll be kept in “perfect peace.” Now, what does He mean by “perfect peace?” The original Hebrew construction didn’t actually say “thou will keep him in perfect peace”; rather, it says “…thou will keep him in “shalom…shalom,” which literally means “peace, peace.”
“Shalom” means peace of prosperity, peace with prosperity or peace in prosperity. It doesn’t just refer to peace with respect to being quiet or calm; it means peace with rest of mind, abundance and unlimited prosperity! It describes the rest of the man who has found his place in Christ and, as a result, all his struggles are over! His troubles have been overcome. He has gained the mastery over his circumstances; he has taken charge, having entered God’s rest.
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest….” Here, the Master says, “Stop struggling; stop trying to do it by your own strength! Come to me, and I’ll make your life easy, pleasant, and joyful!” That’s the kind of rest we have in “shalom”; it’s life without stress. Meditate on our theme verse for the day; focus your heart and mind on the Lord.
James 1:25 says, “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” Then Joshua 1:8 says, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night…for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” This is your recipe and guarantee of a triumphant and extraordinary life of success, peace, and prosperity.
My mind is stationed and focused on you, O Lord, for you are my delight! in you, I’ve found peace, salvation, victory, unending joy, and life everlasting! Thank you for the blessing of your Word and impact of your divine presence in my life!
Further Study: Hebrews 12:2; Joshua 1:8 (AMP)