“Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him:” Psalm 37:7
David went through difficult circumstances in his lifetime, and yet through them all he maintained his faith in God. He knew that God was in control and no matter what he faced, he found rest in the Lord. I believe his secret is revealed in the following scriptures:
Psalm 55:17 “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.”
Psalm 63:6-7 “When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.”
Just as God gave David the rest that he needed, so the Lord Jesus Christ has promised us rest. We know that we will face times of trial and testing, but we do not need to find ourselves fretting and worrying. Jesus said:
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Consider also the promise given to us in Isaiah:
Isaiah 40:28-31 “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Are you troubled by what is going on in our world today? Does evil prevail on every hand and God seems far away? Trust in the Lord, like David did, cast your every care on Him, and He will give you rest.
Prayer: Jesus thank you for the rest that you have promised to those who will put their trust in you. We cast every care upon you today.
Devotion by Anne Johnston