The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock. ISAIAH 26:3-4 (NASB)
Lord, I confess that often my mind is not ”stead-fast”. More often I am dwelling on concerns over the future, regrets about the past, or the overwhelming tasks of today. I long for that perfect peace that You promise to those who have a steadfast mind. I realize that this peace cannot be achieved by trying harder or attempting to ignore the anxiety-producing aspects of my life. The steadfast peace can only be possible when I learn to rest and trust in You.
There is no one better to put my trust in than You. You are in loving and powerful control of all things that are happening in my life. And You always will be. You are everlasting Rock on which I can learn for support and stability. You are unchanging, indestructible, and all-powerful. Why would I not put my trust in You?
Lord, thank You that You are there to support and sustain me during difficult and stressful times. Thank You that You are not a God who is far off, but rather a God that invites me to come to You and find security. When my heart is anxious, remind me to run to You, my Rock. Grant me that perfect peace that You promise to those who trust in You.
source: Prayers for an anxious heart.