Peace. Where do we find this elusive peace? Isaiah 26:3 shares the secret with us.
"I will be in perfect peace when my mind is focused on You, Jesus, because I trust in you." (paraphrased)
Some nights when I am unable to get back to sleep, I whisper over and over one word. Jesus. If my mind wants to continue on in motion, I visualize myself going into the garden of my heart where I rest my head on Jesus' lap, safe and secure. Sleep comes when my focus is on the One who is Peace.
The One who is Peace listens to our petitions of the heart. Prayer brings peace when we leave our concerns with Jesus. Praise and worship keeps our hands lifted high. To God be the glory.
No matter where we being on our path to peace, we come full circle back to Isaiah 26:3:
"I will be in perfect peace when my mind is focused on You, Jesus, because I trust in You."