Are you anxious? Afraid? Stressed?

There certainly may be compounding factors that require some extra attention. Sometimes, counseling or even medication may be required.

But, all things being equal, the Bible gives us the simple, primary answer for these maladies.

Isaiah 26:3-4 (CSB) “You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect peace, for it is trusting in you. Trust in the LORD forever, because in the LORD, the LORD himself, is an everlasting rock!”

Imagine a child in the backseat of a car. Their parent is driving and a horrible thunderstorm is pounding away at the vehicle. Besides that, vehicles traveling in the same direction, are all around the car. At any moment, a horrible accident could take place and people could be hurt, maybe die.

If the child fully trusts their parent, they might be so calm that they would feel comfortable closing their eyes and going to sleep because they know Mom or Dad is in control. But, if they feel that the problem is so big that Mom and Dad cannot handle it, they will panic. They will not be at peace because they don’t think their parent can handle the problem.

You see, the amount of trust they have in their parent is in direct proportion to the peace they will experience in a storm.

It’s the same principle in regard to our Heavenly Father.

Isaiah 26:3-4 (CSB) “You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect peace, for it is trusting in you. Trust in the LORD forever, because in the LORD, the LORD himself, is an everlasting rock!”

Oftentimes, the amount of trust you have in God is in direct proportion to the amount of peace you will experience during a stormy time in life.

So, when life gets hard, you have an opportunity to see how you respond to determine how much you are really trusting in your God.