Rest in Me

I don’t know many people who have mastered this concept; to be in the middle of the toughest circumstances of life and be totally at peace. The predominant attitude and belief seems to be, major problems then be majorly stressed. However, this pattern of action is 180 degrees from the attitude Daughters of the Most High should take. More stress, then more rest.

Worry is a clear indication that we are not operating in faith. Even excessive searching of the mind to find solutions for seemingly impossible problems can be a form of worry and Jesus, said “don’t bother with that¬† I have already overcome the world and found the solution for what ails you (paraphrase John 16:33).

This has been a lesson worth learning and every time it is tested I become more resolved each time to maintain this method consistently. Many times I begin to think that its just that I am not really dealing with anything major because I can manage to sleep at night and wake up still filled with hope about the day ahead instead of dread.  How do you have total peace, total confidence that the situation will change? How do you find the will to get up and get dressed even after too many job rejection letters?

The only answer I have for you and the one that will remain the only answer is living in the secret place as David talks about in Psalms 91. In that secret place you understand that you are covered by the mighty hand of God. As you study His word and you come to the knowledge that He cannot lie and will not forsake you, it becomes natural for you to rest in His presence.

In recent weeks, when I find the simplest things or even major situations begin to shake my faith and I find myself beginning to question and doubt, I hightail it back to His arms. I stop whatever I am doing and meditate on one of His promises to me. I open the word and just begin to read. All of it is a love letter to me and I find peace just taking in His love for me.

No matter what your situation is, run to the secret place. In this location is your peace, your security, your provision, your joy. Whatever you face don’t allow the devil to steal your joy. In joy is your strength and the ability to overcome every circumstance. When you get there, don’t waste time apologizing for not coming sooner, just rest knowing He is happy that you have come and wishes that you never leave.

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