January 16 2017 – A life time of returning to His rest.

Isaiah 30:15 tells us:

15 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…

There is a rest we must continually return to, come back to, a place of quietness and confidence in God, if we are to be saved from the things that assault us, the misgivings and fears that arise as a result of the pressures and challenges we face in life.

That place of quietness and confidence is our strength because it represents placing our own thoughts and emotions under God’s. It represents placing His perspective and response to a situation, above our own, His “reaction” above our own.

This can be easy enough to do when all is going well, but we have learnt a great secret if we can do it under pressure, when the waters of our lives are choppy and stormy. It’s a secret we must commit our whole life to learn, to return to God’s rest whenever something comes a long that threatens to move us away from it.

In that place of rest, our responses are absent and God’s are present and that is our greatest strength.

Lets be committed to a lifetime of returning to His rest.

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