In our fast paced and oh- so modern world, we seem to live at the speed of light. Yet, in all our advances, we fail to realize the healing power of being set apart. As I look to and consider the command deeply rooted in the ability to TRUST the Heavenly Father found in Psalm 46:10, I am reminded of all I have within the grasp of my reach.
The trials of the world will surely come into our lives, but it is the knowing that we can rest securely in the arms of the Father which give us the ability to have hope in the outcome of our situation. Resting in the Stillness is a gift which is meant to bring the healing to the wounds our daily living inflicts.
~ Psalm 46:10
Take time to contemplate the command we are expressly issued in His Word. In some translations, it says, Return to Me. He will be exalted, He will be victorious in His plan because, ultimately, His Sovereign rule will reign and restore all that is broken.
There is abundant power as you rest in the stillness.
A friend reminded me the other day that sometimes the struggles are meant for our healing, but our idea of that healing may not be what we expect. Perhaps our trials are allowed, as a means of drawing us nearer to the heart of the Lord.
Psalm 51:17 and Psalm 34: 18 remind us that a broken heart is dear to the Lord. He does not despise small beginnings or the humble repentant plea of one of His own.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.~Psalm 51:17
The LORD is near unto them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit.~Psalm 34:18
As I sat in quiet contemplation of His goodness, even in the middle of the messy situations, my perception changes… my perspective is altered… my hope is restored.
This change in perspective opens the door to the prospect of praise which reaches into heaven’s bounty and pulls down the blessings. We’ll touch on blessings in another post! I hope you will join me.
How are you resting in His presence today? Please feel free to share a reply in the comment section.
Be blessed and encouraged and know you have a place of rest… deep within the heart of the Father.
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