Relief is defined as the “alleviation, ease, or deliverance through the removal of pain, distress, oppression, etc.” I think all of us have experienced that wonderful feeling of relief.
The mid ‘70s saw a commercial for heartburn that used the slogan “How do you spell relief?” Even today those 7 letters come rolling off my tongue even though the product itself is no longer on the shelf because of massive recalls. Ah, the power of advertising.
We will never be without events in our lives that cause us to be nervous or fearful, some more serious than others, but there is another source of “relief.” One that will work on not only “heart burn” but on stress, distress, pain, doubt, fear, and everything else that might rob us of our peace. There is a remedy that will not lose its shelf life or its potency or be tainted by outside agencies. Wouldn't it be nice if those 9 letters came to mind just as quickly as a commercial jingle does? Wouldn’t it be nice if “Trust in God” didn’t just roll off our tongues but penetrated our hearts and minds, too, for He does promise peace––perfect peace.
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts You. (Is. 26:3)