• Joni

You Will because I Can't


If I keep thinking about what I am thinking about

I will drive myself crazy

and not be in a good place

because

what I am thinking about

I can't do anything about.

So

how do I

how do you

get whatever we are thinking about

that we can't do anything about

out of our mind

because it will

drive us crazy?

Is there a something that you can't control

that you just can't get out of your mind?

It reminds me of the ringing in my ears~

when I think about it

it is all I hear

and if I keep thinking about it

it will be all that I hear

and it will drive me crazy.

But God

has used this for good

as it is has been an exercise

to take my ears

to take my mind

to take my thoughts

off of

what I can't change

and

instead

Listen

Think

Fixate

on

Him

in the midst of

the whatevers

the whomevers

the wish it was different

scenerios~

otherwise

it will drive me crazy.

Easier said then done,

but it really is

because

when I am fixed on

Him

whose eyes are fixed on me

He consumes me

Who is He?

He is

PEACE~

the peace that transcends all understanding

because you know you can't produce it on your own

in the midst of

what is consuming your mind.

when you

when I

Put Ourselves in His Story

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

The scripture that got me to sleep last night

the scripture that I woke up to in an email~

God again

working overtime

to make

His point

to little 'ole me

who just asked

Him

for

PEACE~

You will keep...

Not me

Not you

But Him

will keep in perfect peace...

PERFECT PEACE

an unshakeable peace

even when standing on shaky ground

for those

whose minds are steadfast...

STEADFAST~

"...to be kept in this perfect peace, our mind must be stayed on the Lord. If our mind is stayed on ourselves, or our problems, or the problem people in our lives, or on anything else, we can’t have this perfect peace. "(Enduring Word, Guzik*)

WHY?

because they trust in you.

TRUST~

"...you keep your mind stayed on whatever you are trusting. When we trust the Lord, we keep our mind stayed on Him. It all means that the battle for trust in our lives begins in our minds. If we trust the Lord, it will show in our actions, but it will begin in our mind." (Enduring Word, Guzik)*

A

STEADFAST MIND~

Trusting in

the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

ROCK~

a refuge, strength (Strongs)

So again

and again

and again and again....

I will bring my mind back to

Him

when

again

and again

and again and again...

my mind is brought back to

what I am thinking about

that will drive me crazy

because there is nothing that I can do about it,

BUT

there is Someone who can~

The One who promises

to keep me

to keep you,

_________________ (PUT your name)

in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because ______________ trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

Because

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him. Psalm 62:5

EVEN IF . . .

*Enduring Word Reference from above: https://enduringword.com/perfect-peace/


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