"Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.Isaiah 26:4(NASB)
Peace is what people have yearned for down through the ages, and in this passage of scripture, the nation of Israel has just been given a glorious promise from God of His perfect peace - if only their minds are stayed on Him.
A little earlier in his prophecies to Israel, Isaiah called to their remembrance that God is their refuge and strength in every trial they face, and their everlasting Rock in the storms of life. He also reminded them that God will judge their enemies and preserve His people in the land that He promised to their forefather - to Abraham and his seed forever.
Like Israel, we too are reminded that righteousness and peace embrace each other and that the fruit of righteousness is God's perfect peace; peace with God and the peace of God. And it was at Calvary that righteousness and peace kissed each other in Christ - for without righteousness there can be no peace, and without peace there is no righteousness.
And so like Israel, we are called to trust in the Lord, our Righteousness, forever and ever, and the Son of Righteousness will rise with healing in His wings. We are called to trust in the Lord with all our heart and not to lean upon our own understanding, because the Lord our God is our everlasting Rock. He is our Fortress in times of trouble and He is our exceedingly great reward.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your never-failing goodness and Your promise of peace and righteousness in Christ Jesus my Lord. Keep me looking to You, depending upon You, and trusting in You every day of my life. I love You, Lord. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.