" Say to them that are of a fearful heart, BE STRONG, FEAR NOT..." Isaiah 35:4
This past week I have been thinking much about my need to rest in the LORD. I came across verse 7 while reading Psalm 37.... and instantly found myself thanking the Lord for His beautiful reminder to me. The Lord knew my need this week... He knew I needed to be reminded that He is in control of all things.... and that I should rest.
In the midst of life's trials and afflictions, our hope is to rest in the Lord. How often I find myself not resting in the Lord....
Are you often in the same predicament? Fearing, fretting, faithless, uneasy?
I'm sure we all have fears that cause us to live moments of unrest. But, oh how much better for us to trust our heavenly Father.
"Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened,
that it cannot save;
neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear."
Our loving God knows and hears our need, our situation... Is He not capable to work all that concerns us for our good?
So often we are brought into paralyzing moments because of fear... but fear is not from God!
Psalm 37 is a wonderful reminder of God's desire for us to put away fretting from our lives.We are to commit our ways to Him... and rest in Him.... and wait patiently for His deliverance.
The best medication when we are fearful... is to rest.
" Finally, my brethren,
be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might."
Heavenly Father, thank you for being our refuge, in whom we find complete rest. Help us to be still and know that you are God in the midst of our trials. Make us to know the peace that keeps our minds and hearts in Christ Jesus by being anxious for nothing.
May you be encouraged to rest and wait patiently for the Lord to complete His work in your life.