Just like everyone else these days my world is looking vastly different than it did even a month ago. With no onsite church services, restaurants, stores, or places of entertainment open, I find myself with more quiet time than I am used to. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but am I using this time to my benefit spiritually, or am I just filling it with more distractions and worry? I have to admit that in the past few weeks, I have dealt with more anxiety than I ever have before. In short, I have been struggling to find the rest my soul needs. I know I am not alone in feeling this, and it’s a really heavy burden to bear. However, God’s Word shows us just how to conquer this!
This morning while reading the Word I read one of my very favorite passages, Psalm 116. It’s a perfect picture of how God wants to give us rest. This is a trying time, many have lost their jobs or they may have a family member or friend who is sick with the virus. There is just so much that is unknown, but in His word He gives us perfect hope! We have access to a God that wants to give us the peace we need to get through this storm. The psalmist wrote it all perfectly. If we follow this method, we will find rest and walk in the land of the living when this trial is over!
I hope this Word gives you hope as it has given me this morning. I pray that you believe that God is in control and He really does know exactly where you are. Call on Him when you are feeling overwhelmed and He will answer. He is the Master of the wind, and He will speak peace to your storm.
“I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me. Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living” (Psalm 116:1-9).
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