Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee (Isa 26:3).
Peace that exceeds anything you can understand comes when your mind is stayed on God. You have peace when you keep your heart on Jesus and not your circumstances and capacities (or lack thereof). If you keep your eyes on the stormy waves you’ll sink like Peter began to sink when he walked on water (Matt 14:22-31), and you’ll doubt God’s love like the disciples did when they said, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” (Mark 4:36-41).
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank Him for His answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:6-7 TLB).
Commit yourself to God, lean on Him, and hope confidently in Him. Free yourself from the shackles of worry and anxiety over the future. Your times are in His hands. There’s no need to bite your nails or wring your hand in worry. Your times are in His hands.
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own? (Luke 16:12)
How do you expect your business to thrive when you become a business owner, if today as an employee, you take home office supplies, falsify receipts and timesheets, and constantly run your boss down?
God commands us in Colossians 3:
Servants… don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work (Col 3:22-25 MSG).
Remember God rewards faithfulness…And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.
And to keep me from being puffed up and too much elated by the exceeding greatness (preeminence) of these revelations, there was given me a thorn (a splinter) in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to rack and buffet and harass me, to keep me from being excessively exalted (2 Cor 12:7 AMP).
Sometimes we go through difficult times that we might not rely on ourselves but on God.
Paul said in 2 Corinthians 1:8-10, “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us (2 Cor 1:8-10 NIV).
David also said, “It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees” (Psa 119:71NIV).
Be confident that those who wait on God renew their strength (Isa 40:31), God guards and keeps in perfect and constant peace those who commit themselves to Him, those who lean on Him and hope confidently in Him (Isa 26:3),