Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

In today’s world where we have mass shootings, bombings, and an increase in crime, peace is a luxury. For the believer, we have an opportunity to access this luxury on a daily basis; however, it requires our minds to be focused on God.

When we keep our minds focused on God, we can live in a constant state of peace, but if we get like Peter, and look at all the circumstances around us, we’ll panic and sink into fear. When we focus on God being our Protector, we’ll never have to worry about the dangers in this world. When we focus on God being our Provider, we’ll never have to worry about lack. When we realize God hears us when we pray, we’ll never have to worry about our prayers not being answered.

Focusing on God is how we stay in perfect peace. It doesn’t mean our peace won’t be tested, but if we discipline ourselves to focus on God during that test, we’ll always have the luxury of peace.