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"Peace Through Trust"

October 28, 2003

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You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3

Trust is demanding. Trust challenges our own competence. Trust is humiliating since it recognizes our dependence on the one we trust. So what's so good about trust?

Christian trust is rewarding beyond measure. For one thing, it takes an honest look at what we really are and makes us know ourselves and our need for help. That, then, leads us to look to Him in whom we trust to supply our wants and make up for our shortcomings, whether they be our inability to stand before the throne of God's justice or our weakness to bear life's burdens and our inadequacy for our tasks. Trust says with Saint Paul: "My God will meet all your needs" (Philippians 4:19).

And from this there comes into our hearts and lives God's own perfect peace, a peace that He Himself sends us through faith in His Son, the peace that will keep our hearts and minds in a security that is known only to one who trusts in Him.

So the new life in Christ is a life of trust. That is where we must begin to live. And in the measure in which we trust Him who loved us and washed us in His blood we shall be able to live out that new life to His glory and in His service.

PRAYER: O Lord, we need to trust in You for all things. Grant us such trust, and through such trust give us Your own abiding peace through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

(Taken from "Words of Promise," copyright 1996 (out of print), Concordia Publishing House. For information on other devotional materials, call 1-800-325-3040.)

Today's Bible Readings: Jeremiah 49, 13-22    Hebrews 3

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