Bible Ballistics: BBs #281 Take Some Time To Rest???
“Rest in the Lord,
and wait patiently for him:
fret not thyself
because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.” Psalm 37:7
One of my favorite passages in all of scripture is Psalm 37! A wonderful picture of walking with The Lord, trusting Him with my life, delighting in what delights HIM, and committing all my ways to HIM. But the passage reminds us in verse seven that we all must rest—but not just rest—rest “in the Lord”! And I’d just like to give you a little encouragement on this Friday in June, when things get so rushed (in the hustle and bustle of “vacationing”, “recreating” and supposedly “resting”) to remind you to enjoy some real “Rest in the Lord” with some of my favorite “resting” passages from scripture.
“For thus saith the Lord God,
the Holy One of Israel;
shall ye be saved;
and in confidence
shall be your strength:
and ye would not.” Isaiah 30:15
Don’t be a “ye would not”!!! Take the time to spend quiet, confident, rest time with The Lord (For you will NEVER find it)!!! What ever you think “can’t” wait, can wait if it stands between you and Jesus. Even Jesus told his busy disciples to take time and “rest”!
“And he said unto them,
Come ye yourselves apart
into a desert place,
and rest a while:
for there were many
coming and going,
and they had no leisure
so much as to eat.” Mark 6:31
Our bodies, minds and souls need rest; the rest that only confident dependence on God produces. And only a heart and life right with God can truly know the peace and rest that Jesus alone gives.
“I have set the Lord always before me:
because he is at my right hand,
I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad,
and my glory rejoiceth:
my flesh also shall rest in hope.” Psalm 16:8-9
Much like what the Psalmist talks about when he reminded us that the Word of God is a “lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path”. (See Psalm 119:105)
“Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest
unto your souls.” Matthew 11:29
Let the Word of God grow and blossom in your heart and it will bear great fruit of joy, love, peace, contentment and so much more. It will help us to see the need to rest in The Lord and allow His peace to rule in us. And then “the world will know” whose we are. So rest in Him and reflect His peace to a crazy restless world!
“These things have I spoken unto you,
being yet present with you.
26 But the Comforter,
which is the Holy Ghost,
whom the Father will send
in my name,
he shall teach you all things,
and bring all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you.
27 Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth,
give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.” John 14:25-27
May God bless you with a joyful and restful day in His peace, love and joy! I’m praying for you to give HIM some time today to rest your soul!!!