Dear Precious Friends,
On this beautiful new day, this gift from God, we are reminded of where to turn in the midst of great trials and difficulties.
I love reading the Psalms; they are powerful examples of people praising the LORD in their trials, trusting Him when He feels far away, having joy in difficult times, and being fully honest with the LORD. And this morning I was reading Psalm 116:7 and felt led to share it with you if you need rest today. "Let my soul be at rest again for the LORD has been good to me." Sometimes our souls – your mind, will, and emotions – can get off course. In our humanness, it doesn’t take much to get us , upset, or stressed at times. When the psalmist wrote these words, I imagined he must have recognized his own human nature and realized his soul was off track. Maybe he was worried about his needs, feeling overwhelmed, or having a pity party. But he took the initiative to speak to his own soul and tell it to return to a state of rest. This kind of rest is bigger than physical relaxation or absence of labor. This rest is an exchange of our frenzy, frustration, worries, fear, and anxiety for His strength and His peace. It is all of God, manifesting all of Himself, in all the details, showing Himself strong in spite of our weakness, pressures, or circumstances.
God has the keys to His perfect rest. We first must Be still and cease striving in the energy of the flesh (Psalm 46:10-11). When we fully trust Him, we have the rest of Jesus by entering into it. Jesus provided a key when He said in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. So The next time you start to feel frustrated, worried, fearful, anxious or upset, know that Spend more time with Jesus, in His word and in communion with Him, we will find rest in our soul. Ask Him to take any excess baggage we’ve been carrying from our tight grasp today. We must Come to Him daily for relief from all cares, fears, frustrations, and sorrows.
In Him, we will find rest for our souls.
Source: Gods word, Holy Spirit, Daily Devo