“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it” (Isaiah 30:15).
In repentance and rest is His salvation. In quietness and trust is His strength. But we would have
none of it? It is the last part of this verse that hits hard this
morning. He offers us His strength in the midst of our struggle. He
offers rest and salvation from its fear. Why then will we have none of
it? Because we want to be in control. That's why. But it is when our
control is lost, and He becomes Master, that we discover peace.
“In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength,” He speaks.
“Trust me to lead you safely through your doubt, your pain, your
struggle. Have you ever considered that what you face is really meant to
answer what you have requested of me? I am in control, and to struggle
against me is in vain. Give me your concerns, your questions, your
doubts, your pain, your limitations. Give them all to me, and allow me
to have them completely. The moment you allow me to have them, I began a
work to bring healing, harmony, and health into your life. I will allow
no more pain than is necessary to bring about an answer and a cure to
whatever you face. I love you, and all I do will be done as gently as
possible. Trust me. Allow me to solve what you were never meant to