Rest in God
The author of Proverbs explains it this way: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
With so many things in this world fighting for our attention and focus, how is it possible to find rest in God? How is it possible to be still when the world seems to be racing all around us? To trust in the Lord with all your heart and to lean on Him means first abandoning all hope of trusting in other sources including yourself. It means looking to God alone as the source of all rest and strength. I find that often in my life, I try to avoid this feeling. I hate feeling dependent on something other than myself. But God in His kindness always shows me the uselessness of depending on my own strength and graciously offers His provision and strength instead.
Resting in God is not a passive activity, rather something that we must continually work towards. Our human nature does not naturally lean toward resting in God, but we have the promise that as we grow in this discipline, He will guide our paths. And when I see God’s faithfulness displayed as I learn to trust in Him, my soul begins to rest. My soul can be still in the midst of chaos, storms and confusion because I know the Lord is on my side. I know that through every change He remains faithful. I know that as He has faithfully lead me in the past, He will continue to guide my future and yours.
Psalm 62: Puts it this way, For God alone, my soul waits in silence. From Him comes my salvation (deliverance, rescue, escape,) He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress. I shall not be greatly shaken. Psalm 62:1-2