Isaiah 26:3 – The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You.

Isaiah marries the concepts of being steadfast in mind and trusting in God together. That is, we trust in Him by holding tight to what we know of Him. Imagine standing on a large rock in the middle of a raging river. You are dry and safe while the water around you is raging and chaotic. When we trust God, we are saying that we trust that rock regardless of how fast and dangerous that water looks. We have peace while the world rages around us. Although it may seem like everyone else is making “progress” while we sit still on this rock, the truth is that they are going in the wrong direction. It is our steadfastness on the rock that provides us with stability and perspective. What is “progress” mean anyway? Is your walk with God more substantial if you make partner at the firm? Does Jesus love you more if you make the soccer team? Do a few more social media followers improve your position in heaven? No! Again, no. What does make God smile? Committing your life to Him (Ps. 37:5-6). Bringing Him glory each day (Ps. 115:1). Seeking out the poor and weak to provide grace and assistance (Matt. 25:34-40). He wants to be the rock that you are clinging to when the world beckons you to follow them. And do not worry, the raging waters will never overcome this rock. It will never erode and lose stability. Oh no, this rock is solid and steady (Matt. 7:25-27). You can put all your confidence in Him; He will never let you down.                         

David Miller, is the Associate Dean for the traditional program, assistance professor of Bible and theology, Director of the honors program.

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