For Peace of Mind …

Have you ever had a day when you had a lot on your mind?  If it happened this year, then I understand.  Mass murders, layoffs, bank closures, H1N1 (“swine flu”), plane crashes, war, health care debates, and the list goes on.  We’ve had so much to think about, just this year, that we should have gone crazy!

This year, I’ve had so much on my mind that some nights I couldn’t sleep.  I’ve even had so much on my mind that I drove somewhere and didn’t remember the journey.  But God is faithful, and this year, I also learned that this verse is true: “(He) will keep in perfect peace all who trust in (Him), all whose thoughts are fixed on (Him)” (Isaiah 26:3, New Living Translation).  God is a mind decongestant; He can calm the calamity in your mind!

The best news is that He’s not hard to find, for “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble” (Psalm 46:1, New Living Translation).  If you’ve had a clear mind at least once this year, thank God for it.  He’s the source of your peace of mind.

P.S.  Happy Veteran’s Day