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The verse of the day is Isaiah 26:3. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
I watched in awe as she spun around and around, her skirt flaring out over the ice. The Olympic ice skater had perfected a skillful twirl. As she landed on the ice and continued her routine, I wondered how she could keep from becoming disoriented from her spin. After asking the question of a former ice skater, I was told the answer. Skaters are taught to focus their eyes on a specific spot. As they rotate round and round they continually move their head to keep their eyes on that unmoving point. In this way they can keep from becoming dizzy and maintain their balance.
In life there are times when circumstances spin us around wildly. Everything feels out of our control and even the simplest of tasks feel overwhelming. In these times we, like the ice skater, need to fix our eyes on a stable focal point. As life whirls around us, this focus will keep us from falling over. Today’s verse tells us that when we keep our mind stayed on God, trusting Him through the storms of life, He will keep us in perfect peace.
Are you spinning today? Focus your eyes on God and His peace will bring you to a smooth landing.