Isaiah 26:3,4 (NIV)

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

Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.”

Trust can be a noun or a verb…the trust in this verse is a verb…meaning that it is active or an action.

Trust:

  • to place confidence: HOPE
  • to commit or place in one’s care or safe keeping:
    ENTRUST
  • to permit to stay or go or to do something without misgiving or fear
  • to rely on the truthfulness or accuracy of: BELIEVE

Each definition is true of the Lord…we can place our confidence in Him, this is called hope…we can entrust Him with the people in our lives that we love and care about or the situations that cause us concern…we can look at our lives and declare to the Lord that whatever He desires to remain in our lives or take out of our lives, it is His call and He will remove fear of what our lives will be and look like as a result…we can trust because He is the TRUTH and He is CONSTANT and CONSISTENT and 100 percent ACCURATE…this is why we believe!

Don’t you find it interesting that in verse 4, although it is only one sentence that “the Lord” is repeated 3 times?  Trust does come from keeping our mind fastened to Him and sometimes when we don’t  know what to pray or our minds begin to wonder, we just have to cry out to the Lord, the Lord, the Lord!   It is then that His perfect peace will come rushing in to answer our plea…taking us to a new level of trust.

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4 thoughts on “Isaiah 26:3,4 (NIV)

  1. Jen says:

    Helen,
    I love how you use definitions to further define the passage. It is so easy to skip over the key words that are essential to understanding what the scripture is saying and then walking in it.

    Jen

    Like

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