You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
Isaiah 26:3 NLT

When we keep our thoughts on God and all that He has promised and all that He’s already accomplished, we’ll remain in perfect peace.

The problem we have is when our thoughts are not on Him. When our thoughts are not on Him, we’ll experience depression, sadness, boredom, fear, worry, anxiety, and any other negative emotion out there. If we pay more attention to what’s going on in the world, what’s not happened in our lives yet, or negative events that have already occurred, peace can’t remain.

Let’s maintain our peace by focusing on God and what He’s promised. If we find ourselves going from one negative thought to another, we need to catch ourselves and think on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise (Phil 4:8).