“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.”

Isaiah 26:3

Doesn’t the sound of “perfect peace” make you long for a little taste of it? It’s hard to come by, whether you’re searching for it in the world “on the outside” or inside prison walls. It might be found temporarily, but then someone or something comes demanding your time or your work or your performance or your answer. Your “perfect peace” rushes out like the wind.

One of this month’s prisoner-contributors said, “Isaiah 26:3 lets me know that in difficult times, if I keep my mind focused on the Lord, He will keep me in perfect peace so that I can continue trusting Him.”

If you are a Christian and have spent time, effort, or money pursuing peace, you eventually realize that perfect peace in this sinful world will not last. What you want is the perfect Peacemaker. Because of Jesus, we know that a true and lasting peace is coming. It passes through the wall of our life—prison walls or otherwise. “We have a strong city; God makes salvation its walls” (Isaiah 26:1), and through its gates we are welcomed.




Scripture Focus

Isaiah 26:1-15

Insight

Please pray for Luis, 68, who has just finished serving an 8.-year prison sentence. Pray that the peace of his Lord will go with him.

Bible In A Year

  • Exodus 25-26
  • Psalm 38
  • Luke 2