The Bible’s Path To Peace In Today’s Pandemic

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

The Bible’s path to peace in today’s pandemic is contrary to other worldviews. In the midst of so much turmoil, maybe you’re asking if any peace is possible. The Bible says “yes” and shows you the way.

The Bible’s Path To Peace Comes From God

The Bible is clear on where and how you find peace.

In Isaiah 26:3, the Hebrew word for peace is Shalom. It means peace with God. In other words, God is the source of peace. And you access that peace through a right relationship with Him. 

Without God you must rely on yourself and government for peace. But finding peace within yourself is difficult when you’re surrounded by turmoil and insecurity. Violence in the streets. A contagious, potentially lethal disease. And government leaders who are uncertain or unwilling to maintain order.

But according to the Bible, a right relationship with God provides a sense of security unaffected by external circumstances. It settles your heart and promotes a sense of calm and well-being despite what is going on around you.

The Bible’s Path To Peace Has A Steadfast Mind

We often view steadfast as a resolute, individual will and determined spirit. Like pressing forward alone in the midst of a storm. Fueled by an inner strength.

But the Bible says you aren’t alone. And you’re not expected to gut it out by yourself. The Hebrew word for steadfast in this Bible verse means to lean on.

In other words, the person with a steadfast mind leans on God for strength. And gains peace from God. Because God wants to support you. Guide you through His word. Fill you with His presence. And He waits for you to ask.

Leaning on God acknowledges your human frailty. And in today’s culture is possibly your greatest act of humility and courage.

The Bible’s Path To Peace Trusts In God

The Hebrew word for trust in this Bible verse means to place your confidence in.

And that is earned over time as words and actions align. But a pattern God consistently demonstrates throughout the Bible.

Obviously, placing trust in God is a problem if you doubt His existence. But it doesn’t have to be a deal breaker.

Many people in the Bible expressed doubt. On one occasion, a man needed a miracle so bad he pleaded with Jesus to help his unbelief. So maybe the real test is not your level of doubt but desperation.

However, it does require a step of faith. A small one that leads to a big change. And puts you firmly on the Bible’s path to peace.

About Chip Tudor:

Chip Tudor is a freelance copywriter, published author, playwright and pastor. He publishes drama at www.chiptudor.com, books on Amazon.com, and articles on his blog.

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  1. submitted by Shelby Ann Darnell - on August 11 2020

    Thank you for sharing these much needed words of wisdom!

    • submitted by Chip Tudor - on August 11 2020

      Thanks for the positive feedback, Shelby.

  2. submitted by Kelly McGarry - on August 11 2020

    Thank you Chip for sharing!

  3. submitted by Martha Stone - on August 23 2020

    Thank you for sharing words of wisdom. I get depressed . I try to stay focused on God and his word instead of what is going on in the world. I turn off the news and try to go back in my own little space. I can only take so much. Shut it down focus on God’s word.

    • submitted by Chip Tudor - on August 24 2020

      Martha, I think you have the right idea. Although it’s important to listen to the news to stay up on what is going on, our focus my remain on God’s Word. I pray that you find hope, encouragement and peace in His Word. And I also pray you have support and encouragement from other Christ-followers.

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