I am not a singer, or even musically inclined. I do know how to read music and can peck out a few tunes on the piano. But songs come to me at times. They get stuck in my head. All kinds of songs. At random moments. Lately, the songs that come have been hymns. I guess we could blame it on my early years in Baptist churches. I only know verses 1, 3, and 5. Or 1, 2, and 4, depending on how many there are in the song. The churches of my youth rarely sang all the verses. Last night, Great is Thy Faithfulness took over my brain.
How can you not wake up in a good mood when at 1:30 a.m. you wake up with "Morning by morning new mercies I see" running on repeat. For most people, the words of praise may not be the first thing they think of in times of trial. But really, the words are perfect for anyone going through a difficult time. God does not change. God is compassionate. He provides all we need. He forgives. He is merciful. He provides strength. He gives us hope. God is faithful.
As I was flipping back through the parts of Positive Thinking that I've read and dogeared, I came across a point where Peale talks about Isaiah 26:3 in finding peace. God will keep in perfect peace those whose mind are steadfast, because they trust in God.
Do you want perfect peace? Trust in God. He is faithful.