Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Isaiah 26:3

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."
Isaiah 26:3

I really want to be one of those people who never loses their cool. Who never gets ruffled... if someone asks an impertinent or contentious question there is just a smile, and an answer phrased as though the question was well-meant and kind. Gordon B. Hinckley always springs into my mind when I think of that sort of person... I think he was like that. And maybe, the more we have the spirit, and the more we learn to walk with God, the more we know how to defuse situations, step back, and see things with a spiritual perspective. Reading this scripture today made me think of that, and how unpeaceful my life is sometimes... and I like it because it tells us how to get that sort of peace and inner solidity. Look to the Lord. Trust the Lord. Just like Alma 38:5... the more we trust the Lord, the more we'll be delivered. And the more we will have the "perfect peace" spoken of here. And in this context I think that trusting the Lord means a lot of things, but some very specific ones. One of those is trusting God to take care of things. Sometimes we act or react because we want some control over the situation. Can we trust God to take care of the things that we can't control? Trust him that things will work out okay, without our machinations? Today, let's work on praying rather than arguing... perhaps a good first step. :)


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