"You will keep in 'perfect peace' those whose mind is stayed on You because they trust in You!" (Isaiah 26:3)
After reading, studying and meditating on the above verse a few weeks ago, God said to me, "I want you WELL, I want My People WELL!" The Hebrew meaning of BOTH words 'perfect peace' in this verse means SHALOM. The Word of God is actually saying here that God will give those who KEEP their minds SET on Him 'DOUBLE PEACE"...…..PEACE X 2! I know, if you're like me, you had to pause and THINK about that thing while giving God a praise afterwards at just the THOUGHT of being able to experience the PEACE/SHALOM of God like that......DOUBLE!
Isaiah 26:3 Message Version reads, "Keep your mind, your thoughts set on Me and I will KEEP you COMPLETELY WHOLE!" WHAT?!?! Not 'slightly' WHOLE but COMPLETELY whole (that puts a running in my spirit). In Jeremiah 29:11, God says, "I know the thoughts and PLANS that I have for you, thoughts and PLANS for WELFARE and PEACE/SHALOM, and not of evil."
The Hebrew word SHALOM means and consists of these things, I call them 'Heaven's 7':
1. WELFARE (or WELL-Being)
2. Good Health
The SHALOM/PEACE of God is 'nothing missing, nothing lacking!' It is to be COMPLETELY whole, completely WELL. The MASTER-Plan of God for us is seen in these two verses, Isaiah 26:3 and Jeremiah 29:11, God wants us WELL; completely WHOLE, nothing missing, nothing lacking. This is His WELFARE Plan, WELLNESS Plan, MASTER Plan, for His people! Welfare is the 'state' of doing WELL especially in respect to good fortune, happiness, well-being, or prosperity. Again, take note that this DOUBLE PEACE is promised to those who KEEP their MINDS 'set' on God and His Word! This is not suggesting that you sit around and just 'think' on God and His Word, it means to 'set' your thoughts and ACTIONS on the Word of God so that you can experience His Shalom/Peace, Heaven's 7! RIGHT thinking will move you into the RIGHT action!
God wants our lives to 'line up' with 'The MASTER-Plan' of SHALOM in Isaiah 26:3 and Jeremiah 29:11. He does not just want it to be 'WELL with our souls,' He wants it WELL with our (1) money, (2) relationships, (3) careers, (4) families, (5) children & (6) health. God wants His people WELL in EVERY area of their lives!
"This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall MEDITATE on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way PROSPEROUS and you shall have GOOD success!" (Joshua 1:8)
Get WELL Soon,