As I read Isaiah 26:3, I am reminded that trust and peace are companions but this relationship is guaranteed only when my trust is in God. When I am fully trusting Him, I will experience His peace, regardless of my circumstances or the size of the challenges which I face. This does not mean that I will not hurt or suffer wrenching loss; however, as I depend on Him and trust Him fully, I will experience His peace. He will give His peace to me. This is not wishful thinking. It is His promise and He always keeps His word.
Father, it pleases You when I trust You. And You have promised to give me Your peace when I do. This Advent season (and always), help me to keep my attention on You. Even in the midst of all that is difficult and wars to take my eyes off of You, let me trust You. Give me the desire and the ability to do so. In Jesus Name.