Life has been a bit overwhelming for me these last few weeks. It seems that in every area of my life, pressure is building. I feel like the State of California waiting for the big one. Eventually, it’s all going to fall apart. But as I sat in silence this morning, thinking about the recent events and wondering how I was going to manage it all, a verse I memorized so long ago that it was the King James Version, came to mind.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee.Isaiah 26:3 KJV
I wasn’t casting about looking for a Bible verse to calm me. I was just sitting quietly before God doing my best to focus on something other than the
Then I paraphrased it to hold it close all day…“I will keep you in perfect peace when your mind
Slowly, I began to feel solid, less likely to slide out of control and into self-pity or panic. I renewed my point of focus.
I’ve been playing around with a podcast idea and feel compelled to encourage with God’s Word. Today was just one more reminder for me of why knowing the Word is such a critical component of living life well.
Read more reasons for committing God’s Word to memory here.
When you find yourself in hot water, and let’s face it, we all do, what we have put into our lives is what will pour out. To finish well, I need to live lives Steeped in the Word of God.