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God’s Ways are Perfect

Sunday, July 26, 2020

God’s Ways are Perfect. July 26 2020

“ Thou will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee.”
Isaiah 26:3. KJV

- [ ] Many decisions we make in life, cause us to wonder why we made them, once we know everything. Yet this verse in Isaiah has always made me realize that we have God on our side if we just call upon him. I remember being in Aruba on our 20 th wedding anniversary and deciding with my wife to go swimming in the ocean on the backside of the island. No one was even remotely close to where we were. We got into the water and as I dove an undercurrent took a hold of me. It swept me to the bottom were I twisted and turned smashing my head against the sand. I was close to death and then a peace passed over me as I called out to God to save me. Just like that I was standing up and walking to shore. We praised God for watching over my life that day. Another time or daughter got really sick on a visit back to Canada. We needed to admit her to the hospital. The hospital would not admit her because we had no health insurance for her yet as we just adopted her two days before. I called our Mission and they told me she would be covered as long as I had a paper saying that she was adopted on that day. Again God was merciful and gracious to us. I can tell story after story about how God has looked after us throughout our marriage. It is not because we are so special. No, it’s because our God promises To keep us in perfect peace if we keep our minds and hearts focused on Him. There is no greater way to live than that. We have faced death, financial ruin, jail for one of our kids, storms and so much more and we have always weathered them because of God’s promise here in Isaiah 26:3. God’s ways are always for our good, and they are amazing to me. His ways are perfect.

Victory is reserved for the righteous. We can express our praises and confidences to a holy and righteous God. Trust in God. God will protect His people. In His presence they are secure. Perfect peace is promised and God will deliver us.

🙏Father God, over and over agin I have experienced the perfect peace that You promise to those whose mind is stayed on You. I confess Lord that there are too many times when my mind is not focused on You and instead it is on me. Forgive me for those times and I praise You for the peace that You do give. Your ways are always good and perfect. Draw me closer to You each day Lord. It is in the name of Your Son, Jesus that I pray.

Amen
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