Psalm 37:7 NKJV — Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Resting in the Lord is a choice.
It’s not based on circumstances.
It’s not acted on by our perspective.
Resting in the Lord is choosing to trust God and putting all faith in Him.
Scripture gives us many examples of those who chose to rest in God and those who did not.
Isaiah 30:15 NKJV — For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not,
Yet the option is still open.
Each day is another opportunity to trust God, to rest in His sovereignty.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV
For the burden of sin is heavy and exhausting.
Psalm 32:10 NKJV — Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him.
1 Timothy 6:10 NKJV — For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
The two paths, trusting God or trusting mankind (including self), are before us each day.
But those who trust in the Lord Jesus have rest.
While on Earth there is peace and security for their souls in the eternal life which awaits them in heaven.
Doubt, fear, and the world bombard our senses with lies about how to find peace and security, how to fill our lives with pleasure and good times.
The stark contrast of eternity with Christ and living a life surrendered to Him, brings rest which can never be attained by the world’s ways.
It is a choice.
Each one must choose, daily, who they will serve, what they will put their trust in.
But only one path brings rest.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for Your promises. How wonderful it is to rest in You. How blessed we are to walk in Your ways, to find security and comfort in Your Word, to walk in this life with the knowledge that You are sovereign. Lord Jesus, please help us to remain humble and teachable, looking daily for opportunities to surrender ourselves before You. Lord, please guard our hearts and minds against the lies of sin and the doubt which would rob us of Your truths. Thank You for loving us always and being the Savior of our souls. I love You, Jesus. Amen.