Bible Ballistics: BBs #460   Do You Need Rest???

 

Ever have one of those times when your body, soul and mind just feel “weary to the bone”? I think we all have those times, and you may be experiencing one today, so I thought we’d just spend some time today reminding one another of the source of our strength—and it’s not in this flesh—this tired, weary flesh!

Trust in the LORD,

and do good;

so shalt thou dwell in the land,

and verily thou shalt be fed.

4 Delight thyself also in the LORD;

and he shall give thee the desires

of thine heart.

5 Commit thy way unto the LORD;

trust also in him;

and he shall bring it to pass.

6 And he shall bring forth

thy righteousness

as the light,

and thy judgment

as the noonday.

7 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 37:3-7

Psalm 37 is one of my favorite Psalms—it’s so plain and simple yet not always easy to practice, but when we will pursue the things we see here, we will find God’s peace and presence to be sufficient to whatever we are facing. We must simply set our minds on “things above”!

Trusting HIM—

Delighting in HIM—

Committing everything to HIM—

Trusting HIM to bring ALL together in HIS time—ouch!

Resting IN HIM—even when we can’t see the way!

Even Paul reminds us that living life for Jesus, and with Jesus isn’t easy—the road will get long and sometimes hard, but our God is faithful to us, and we must faithfully pursue HIS ways, His times and HIS provision, regardless of how things “look”!

And let us not be weary in well doing:

for in due season we shall reap,

if we faint not.

10 As we have therefore opportunity,

let us do good unto all men,

especially unto them

who are of the household of faith.”    Galatians 6:9-10

And this reality is so important that Paul told not only the Galatians about this issue, but the Thessalonians also.

But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.”     2 Thessalonians 3:13

And how do we do this when our strength is gone? When our energy leaves us in the middle of “undone” stuff? When our resources have run out before the need?

I will love thee, O LORD,

my strength.

2 The LORD is

my rock,

and my fortress,

and my deliverer;

my God,

my strength,

in whom I will trust;

my buckler,

and the horn of my salvation,

and my high tower.

3 I will call upon the LORD,

who is worthy to be praised:

so shall I be saved

from mine enemies.” Psalm 18:1-3

And as we remember who is “worthy to be praised”, and keep our eyes on HIM, remembering all these provisions of our God, then we can overcome and be “saved from mine enemies”! Especially when our enemies are weariness, tiredness, pain, sorrow, self-doubt, confusion……our God is standing ready to be our:

Strength—

Rock—

Fortress—

Deliverer—

Strength in Whom we trust—

Buckler—

Horn of our salvation (the strength of our Salvation)—

High Tower (of safety) in every trial and storm!!!

So mull it over, my friend, God has you and HE has all your circumstances, and HE never says “oops”! I’ve found Him ever faithful and therefore I invite you to join me today and let’s shout it out:

I will call upon the LORD,

who is worthy to be praised:

so shall I be saved

from mine enemies”!

Amen and Amen!!!