Peace in the midst of Pandemic

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Tesla

In a time of global crisis most of the world is quarantined, social distancing has led to a neglect in a normal emotional and social support system many are accustomed to; leaving them with only their thoughts and what the news is spewing at them. Left in isolation, anxiety and fear has riddled the masses. They are in desperate need of peace.

There is a promise from God to keep us in his perfect peace if we keep our minds focused on Him. What does this perfect peace look like and how can we access it, even in the midst of a pandemic? Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character], Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].” When we look at this text, we see there is a promise for a certain people to be kept in a sacred space. The promise is this; God will guard and keep you. That is what he said he will do, and that is his job. So where is he going to keep us? In perfect peace. This supernatural peace that passes all understanding, mental reasoning and human logic is a place of no inner turmoil. It is a place where anxiety, fear, panic and worry can not reside. It is inner rest.

So if we know what God will do and where he promises to hold us, even when our natural circumstances may not feel wonderful, what are we supposed to do? What is our job in the promise? We are to keep our minds fixed on him. It is the action of staying focused on God. Committing our ways to God. Leaning on God. Hoping confidently on God. We know the scripture talks about renewing our minds and there are so many amazing benefits that take place in our life when we do this. Here are a few verses to get you started on your own journey of peace.

  • “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind” Romans 12:2
  • “and be renewed in the Spirit of your mind” Ephesians 4:23
  • “We have the mind of Christ” 1 Cor. 2:16

We know that we can keep our mind fixed on God when we meditate on His Word. We are spirit, soul and body and our soul realm is made up of mind, will & emotions. As we submit ourselves to the reading and meditation of the Word of God we will notice the transformation Romans talks about and the perfect peace that begins to flood our souls. Not only can we read and meditate on God’s Word, we can Pray! It seems so simple. Yet this is vital to our very existence. I’m not just talking about your spiritual life and how it should thrive. I am speaking holistically in regards to your entire being.

Everything has a vibrational frequency, from the chair you are sitting in to your plant in the window. It is all made up of energy and the frequency is the rate at which the vibration occurs. Frequency can be measured and it can be changed. With that, you should know that your mind and thought life can affect your own frequency, whether it lowers it or lifts it. The average healthy human frequency ranges from 62-72 megahertz. When you meditate on Scripture and Pray you will raise the frequency of your physical body.

Doctors have reported in a study where patients were observed via MRI that ‘prayer involves deeper parts of the brain: the medial prefrontal cortex and the posterior cingulate cortex- the mid front and back portions’ which are parts of the brain that are involved in self-reflection and self-soothing. These areas are also responsible for controlling emotions. When someone engages in prayer they can shift from a stressful mental state as their brain releases “feel good” chemicals such as oxytocin. This same hormone (oxytocin) is released during childbirth. I found that to be so incredible, because it is the chemical our brains release to create that almost euphoric state a woman enters into when she births her child into the world. This is the power of our brains as we pray.

In a time when many are in such a need for supernatural peace, I would encourage you to meditate on God’s Word and get into prayer. As you do these things to ensure your mind is fixed on Him, I know that he will do what he promised and keep you in perfect peace. You can go from hopeless to hope-filled!

Published by brynnshamp

Brynn Leigh Shamp is the Creator & Author of Diary of a Preacher’s Wife. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Destiny Encounters International, a ministry formed in 2009 with her husband, Charlie Shamp. Her blog was designed to tell her story and to inspire others in their own life’s journey. Her articles include topics such as faith, family, marriage, ministry and world travel. When she’s not out canvassing the globe, she resides with her husband and three children in Moravian Falls, NC. Her favorite things include: Books, books and more books; all things Jane Austen; Italian Food; Making her Mother laugh; Journals, Planners & Details…

One thought on “Peace in the midst of Pandemic

  1. Definitely agree with this. I love when quantum physics and faith collide! Needing to stay focused and keep my spiritual energy up for myself and others!

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