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

Isaiah 26:3
Grace yields peace, as hymn-writer John Newton knew well:

“[An element] of blessedness is … a reliance upon [the Lord] … and … a peaceful, humble submission to His will under all events which, upon their first impression, are contrary to our own views and desires. Surely in a world like this, where everything is uncertain, where we are exposed to trials on every hand and know not but that a single hour may bring forth something painful, … there can be no blessedness except so far as we are … enabled to entrust all to the faithfulness of the Lord our Shepherd.

“For lack of more of this spirit, multitudes of Christians perplex and wound themselves and dishonor their high calling by continual anxieties, alarms, and complaints. They think nothing safe under the Lord’s keeping, unless their own eye is likewise upon it. … But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose hope [He] is. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; he shall be kept in perfect peace, though the earth be moved and the mountains cast into the midst of the sea.”

Scripture Focus

Psalm 103:10-18


“Incarnate God, the soul that knows/ Thy name’s mysterious pow’r,/ Shall dwell in undisturb’d repose,/ Nor fear the trying hour.” (John Newton, 1725-1807)

Bible In A Year

  • Isaiah 31-32
  • Psalm 86
  • Acts 8

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