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Troubled Hearts in Need of Peace

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Life is Complicated We live in a world full of turmoil. Enmity is the rule of the day, opposition and division drives public discourse. On a personal level, trials of various degree are just around the corner. Many suffer from emotional or mental trauma. A sense of peace is elusive, especially if we rely on short-term happiness bound to our up and down circumstances. How can we have hearts at rest, regardless of what we face? Is there something we can trust in life? In Isaiah 26:3 we read: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (KJV) The level of peace here is beyond the absence of its opposite. Contrary to our modern definition of the word perfect, where we would assume having no problems or difficulties, it conveys a sense of completeness. To seek never having troubles is impossible, while completeness transcends hardship. Trust When it comes to trust, the amount we give or rest on is only as good as the object it is