Rabbi Schneider - Having a Steadfast Mind
Beloved, I wanna read a scripture, perhaps that we've never focused on before. I'm going to the book of Isaiah chapter 26 verse 3. "The steadfast of mind," Isaiah is speaking to the Lord, and he's saying this. He says, "The steadfast of mind, You will keep in perfect peace because he trusts in You".
Now let's think about this for a second. Isaiah is saying to the Lord, the steadfast of mind you will keep in perfect peace. Well in a way it's like, that doesn't really make sense because it seems like the steadfast of mind already have peace. I mean, they are steadfast because they have peace. But Isaiah you're saying, that "the steadfast of mind You will keep in peace". But the next line that Isaiah proclaims gives us insight. Isaiah says next, "because he trusts in You". In other words, undergirding both the steadfast of mind that Isaiah speaks of and the peace that Isiah speaks of, undergirding both of those pillars is the foundation of the fact that people have steadfastness and they have peace because they're trusting in HaShem, they're trusting in God. But what does it mean to trust in God? One of the things it means, beloved, is to cling to Him.
Many of us say we trust God, but the truth is we're not really clinging to Him. We're not walking through our life on a daily basis talking to Him. We're not walking through life communicating with Him constantly. We're not lifting up all the things that we're going through in life to Him. We're not clinging to Him We say we trust in Him, but He's like compartmentalized over there somewhere. But if we will walk in such a way that we're always talking to God, sharing everything with Him, clinging to Him, you know what's gonna happen? We're gonna become more and more steadfast and grounded in a deeper and deeper peace. This is Rabbi Schneider speaking over your life today a word of steadfastness, a word of peace, a word of clinging to HaShem, and a word of trust in Him.