God’s Blueprint for Peace: A Reflection from Isaiah 26:12

Isaiah 26:12
LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.

We see here what God HAS done, and what God WILL do. The significance, however, of what God WILL do is based upon what He has ALREADY done! Since He is very strategic, there is nothing He has done which will not eventually bring about its purpose. When we speak of what God WILL do, we are speaking of His plan, His purpose, and His intent. What is God’s intent for His people? Is it that we live restless, anxious, stressed, worried and defeated? Contraire! We may indeed suffer weakness from time to time, but just because we’re weak does not mean that we can’t be happy! Just because we’re in a storm doesn’t mean we can’t have peace!

Looking at our text, it is obvious that God’s goal…that which He has purposed to complete in us, is that we may have peace! “Thou wilt ordain peace for us:” To ordain means to establish in a particular office or order. There is a particular place of service for every child of God that He wishes to bring us, which can be best described by Isa 26:3, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” If you have learned to live in this state of mind and heart, then you have found God’s perfect will for your life!

Our verse also says, “For thou also hast wrought all our works in us.” It did not say AROUND us, but it said IN us! The word wrought means worked; formed by work or labor! God has been working on us! It is a glorious thing to behold God’s handy-work as He turns the hearts of men, for not even all of creation is as beautiful as a work of Grace! What God has done in your life up to this point is only to be instrumental in bringing you to your days of peace!

God is not out to hurt you…He came to bless you! Of all His beautiful creation, nothing compares to what you will be when He’s got you where He wants you! Let God have your journey from now on, and your future will be brighter than your yesterday, all because of Christ!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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