This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. Isaiah 30:15 (NIV)
Repentance and rest is your salvation, that is what the scripture above reminds us. We all at sometime go through periods in our lives where we are worried, stressed and discouraged. At those times we begin to fret over little things, in the midst of that, some may fall into sin and make mistakes that eventually will take away the strength that God has freely given. I want to encourage you today to learn to rest in the Lord. When you feel that situations surrounding you cause you to be anxious, take a moment, pause say a little prayer and seek the Lord for His peace and direction. Most of all seek to know what God wants you to learn in the situation. A moment of pause and stillness, and you would be surprised how things can turn around. When you have done all that you know to do, be still.
Exodus 14:13-14 "And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever. 14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace." Moses told the Israelites to stand still when they started to be afraid of the Egyptians that were pursuing them at the red sea. Moses, having the presence of God in him knew that worrying and fretting about the multitude of the Egyptian army behind them was not going to help them. He told the people to stand still and that the Egyptians that was making them afraid they would see no more. And if you read the story you would see that when God intervened, the whole of the Egyptian army drowned and where never to be seen again. The same will be your story, that all those situations that causes your heart to fear and worry, you will no longer see them again. BE STILL AND KNOW THAT GOD IS STILL GOD!
Take sometime today to rest in the Lord as the scripture says that, " in quietness and confidence shall be your strength". Have a quiet moment with Him who knows all things and can do all things and he will increase you spirit, soul and body. When you are whole, you are confident. It is at this quiet moments that God gives direction and resolution to situations. You cannot hear God when everything is loud and distracting. But in a still and quiet place, God intervenes, speaks, instruct and directs.
Lord, today help me to be still before you that I may renew my strength and confidence in you. Teach me what I need to know to be successful in life. As I lay quietly before you, letting go of everything, reveal to me those areas of my life where I need to be still and wait for your timing for my breakthroughs, where I need to move and step out of the way for you to take control, in Jesus Name.
Today, write in your journal those situations and areas of your life that you have been worried about and trying to make things happen on your own, take it to your quiet place and share then with God, you never know, the God of breakthrough may whisper your solutions.
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