Perfect Peace (Isaiah 26:3–4) - Radical

Perfect Peace (Isaiah 26:3–4)

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God, is an everlasting rock.”
– Isaiah 26:3–4

What a wonderful promise from God’s word that He keeps us in perfect peace. Oh, don’t we long for that? I just think about unknowns in my life. Also, I think about things I’m wrestling through, decisions that I need to make, those sorts of things where there can be this turmoil, and worry, or anxiety, and as I talk with folks, I know. I mean, worry, anxiety is one of the most pressing issues in our hearts, in our minds. We’re constantly wondering, what’s going going to happen here or there? How am I going to get this or that done? What do I do in this decision or that decision? How do we address this in my life or my family? Or, what do I do at work?

Isaiah 26:3–4 Reminds Us We Can Find Peace In God

Amidst the turmoil, there is a peace to be found in God that nothing in this world can rob you of.

I mean, we could go on and on. I don’t know what’s going on in your life that turmoil tempts you. But hear this verse from Isaiah 26:3–4 say to you, if you trust in God, keep your mind stayed on God, He will keep you in perfect peace because He is an everlasting rock. So, I just want to encourage you today, no matter what’s going on in your life, fix your eyes on Him, cause your mind to stay on Him, and realize you can trust in Him. You can trust in Him now, you can trust in Him tomorrow, you can trust Him with tomorrow because he is an everlasting rock, and in Him there is perfect peace.

This Verse Leads Us to Pray For Peace

Amidst the turmoil, amidst the waves, so to speak, of this world, there is a peace to be found in God that nothing in this world can rob you of. So, we pray, God, we look to you as the everlasting rock. We trust in you. Help us to trust in you with all of our hearts, even amidst the unknowns and things we don’t know around us, even amidst the things where we are tempted to worry. We’re anxious and confusion creeps in. What do I do here or there, God?

We pray for your peace. I pray for your peace. For those who are listening to this right now, I don’t know what’s going on in your life, but I know you’ve promised to keep them in perfect peace when they focus their mind on you, when their hearts trust in you, so help them. Also, help them to trust in you. I pray this for every single person who’s listening to this right now. Please, God, help them to trust in you. Keep their mind focused on you.

May this promise from your Word of perfect peace encourage them today, embolden them today even, amidst all the things going on around them that you would captivate them with your perfect peace. We praise you as the everlasting rock. We trust in you. God, oh, together we say, we trust in you. And we praise you for the peace that’s found in trust in you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

David Platt serves as a pastor in metro Washington, D.C. He is the founder and chairman of Radical. He is the author of several books, including Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, and Something Needs to Change.


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