“Thou shalt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee” (Isaiah 26:3 KJV) “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” (Isaiah 26:3 NLT)
What God said to me: Dwayne, do you have any idea how much I have blessed you? Even this morning, I heard your disgruntled thoughts. I heard you quietly complain about your lot in life. How foolish! If you only knew the thousands of times I’ve protected you and led you and cheered you on. Have you forgotten the joy and peace you’ve always enjoyed in my presence? What of that? What more do you need? After this many years walking with me, have you grown dissatisfied with me? DO you think you’ll find more happiness and thrill playing in someone else’s pastures? Who do you think am I? Who do you think you are? Think! Perfect peace is the most any one could ever hope for–and it’s yours for the enjoying. It’s available to you 24/7. Just fix your thoughts and your love on me. Trust me emphatically and completely. Quit your complaining. Trust and obey for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
What I said to God: Lord, I am so sorry for my discontented and complaining attitude. I am blessed way beyond what I could ever deserve or attain on my own. I deserve hell–yet because of the agony and death of Your Son, I get life everlasting and abundant. I have a godly family who loves me, and a church and ministry that You are blessing. I am highly favored by You. Truly, what more could I want or need. You are my all in all! Praise Your holy name!