Devotion of the Day

The Stayed Mind

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Isaiah 26:3

We have mastered many diseases of the body. Some of the worst plagues have been conquered and other may be on the way out. But now we are going crazy by the thousands and the mental hospitals are crowded. The devil is majoring on the mind. Too often mental sufferers are advised to lay up their Bibles, give religion a rest, and go to the movies.

Is the Lord not able to help us when we need Him most? If He can save and keep the soul, is it the best we can do to turn body and mind over to the wisdom of man? Is there no balm in Gilead for us here and now and grace to help in every time of need?

The average unstrung individual will find his inhibitions, complexes, neuroses, and other ailments straightened out by getting right with God and man. The stayed mind is a sound mind and belongs to him who trust in God. Such a man is kept in perfect peace, not by tensely maintaining a certain mental attitude. God keeps him. And he let God do it. “He careth for you.” Then let Him!