I was getting ready for work one morning while thinking about Isaiah 26:3, and I saw this scripture in a new way. I realized that if we truly trust God there is no longer the need to look at what’s going on around us. When an unexpected bill comes up, we don’t have to focus on it to get it taken care because we know that our God says He will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory by Jesus Christ (Philippians 4:19). Because we know, or trust, God is a god of His word and is faithful to keep His promises (Deuteronomy 7:9) then we can stand on His promises without fear.
When someone lies about you to get you in trouble, you can do what Joseph did and trust in your relationship with God. Joseph was sold into slavery by his own brothers, his master’s wife told lies about him that got him thrown in prison because he refused to do the wrong thing, he spent several years in prison when he did nothing wrong; but instead of looking at all the wrong in his life, he focused on God and trusted in Him. It was out of Joseph’s relationship with God that he was able to trust God. Perhaps had Joseph not trusted in God, but rather focused on the problems, he may not have been promoted to the position in which he fulfilled his God-given purpose. God used all the wrong in Joseph’s life for his good. God can use the wrong that happens to you to promote you, too. Joseph’s attitude is what people noticed about him. And it was an attitude of perfect peace because his mind was stayed on God.
If we truly believe that God is who He says He is, then we don’t have to wonder if He will work on our behalf. This is truly trusting God which leads to perfect peace. Perfect peace is freedom from fear. You can choose to have perfect peace by staying focused on God.