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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Rest in God

“Rest and know that I am God,” He speaks softly (Isaiah 46:10). “Be at peace knowing that you are completely safe in my grasp.” If I can rest and be still, then I trust Him. Constantly scurrying around trying to take care of my problems is the opposite. It is a lack of trust in His faithfulness. 

“My Hand is not shortened that it cannot save” He reminds me again (Isaiah 59:1). My attempts to save myself are useless. In fact, they get in the way of His ability to help me. Without surrender to His saving Hand, I will sink into the depths of my own despair. My rescuer is with me so why do I fight His attempts to pull me safely to shore? My boat is sinking, and I will sink with it if I do not grasp His hand and step by faith into the tempestuous sea.

Often the struggles of life overwhelm my heart and I feel with the psalmist who wrote "all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.” (Psalm 42:7). But the same psalmist also wrote, “He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings."(Psalm 40:2).

Consider the wonder of that truth! He is my safety for He rescues me from the pit. He is my security because He sets my feet upon His rock‒solid foundation. He is my guide in all things because He directs the way that I go. This is a beautiful picture of what He wishes to do in me. Save me from that which destroys my heart. Give me security to trust in His faithfulness. Allowing Him to guide me is the proof that I have grown and trusted in Him. I will allow Him to direct my steps. I will not question. I will trust, and be still and rest‒knowing that He alone is my salvation.

I will take His hand, and trust in Him no matter what!

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