The more often you turn your thoughts to Me, the more you will enjoy My perfect Peace. This is a challenging goal, but it is also a glorious gift. I, the Shepherd of your soul, am always accessible to you.
You can train your mind to turn from other things and focus on Me. When you experience something beautiful, thank Me for it. When a loved one brings you joy, remember that I am the Source of this pleasure. Post reminders of My Presence in your home or car or office. It’s also wise to memorize Scripture since it is ultimately about Me.
Turning your thoughts to Me demonstrates your trust in Me. Even undesired things such as pain and problems can be reminders to communicate with Me. Focusing on My Presence protects you from getting stuck on problems—going over and over them in your mind without making any progress. Be creative in finding new ways to turn your thoughts toward Me. Thus you can enjoy the wondrous gift of My Peace.
He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord!
~ Isaiah 26:3 [TLB]
For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
~ 1 Peter 2:25 [NASB]
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 4:6–7