I recently told myself to stop bothering about some issues I’ve actually been trailing, like back to back pursuit, because this reality dawned on me – ‘These issues are beyond my control but within God’s control, why can’t I just leave them for Him to sort out for me?’
So I decided to do one thing that I’ve been struggling to do, I rested! I ceased from work and struggling.
You see, the moment we start believing in the faithfulness and the ability of God to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves, we have entered into rest.
The kind of rest that comes from God isn’t the one that brings anxiety of any kind. It is rest in work and not from work. You know how you might be thinking you’re resting but your mind is travelling to and fro?
No! That’s not the kind of rest, this kind of rest brings quietness of the spirit, peacefulness of the heart, stability of the soul and serenity around even when the walls around you are crumbling, you are at peace and whether in trials or joyful times, you’re resting and trusting in the Lord.
“He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord! Trust in the Lord God always, for in the Lord Jehovah is your everlasting strength.” Isaiah 26:3-4
So this month, I pray for you and I that we will enjoy rest round about, within and without.
We will experience the peaceful existence that enhances and enriches life here on earth.
Our hearts will be kept in perfect peace, we will trust in the Lord’s stability and faithfulness even when the happenings around us say otherwise. Amen!