“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” - Isaiah 26:3 KJV
I very rarely have “perfect peace” in my home lately. No matter how early I set my alarm to have a quiet time with the Lord, one of the kids wakes and needs something. For a while it would instantly put me in the flesh, I just needed a few minutes to get my mind and heart right with the Lord, why do they always ruin it? How am i supposed to have a walk during these hard baby years? I felt the Lord lifted a burden of condemnation one morning and spoke to my heart. He encouraged me that if I’m seeking Him, I will find Him. If my mind is fixed on Him and glorifying Him, He is pleased. So for you, mama, who’s teething baby literally never lets you breath, or toddler needs a cup of juice the second you have your nice hot cup of coffee and Bible open to read, rest in knowing He sees, He knows your heart to sit at His feet, and while you are serving those little souls, you’re serving the King. I often struggle with fear when my kids are sick or something is stressful in my life. The same verse ministers to me. If my mind and heart are fixed on Him and His word...the anxiety and fear level is much less because I’m trusting Him, I’m letting Him have control.