Rest in the Lord

As Christinas, we must rest in the quiet expectation that God is going to deliver us from the evil people, in our lives, who want to do us harm.

“The Lord will fight for you; you must be quiet.” (Exodus 14:14)

We all have people in our lives who we know want to do us some kind of harm, not just physical harm, but spiritual, emotional, and financial harm, as well.  At times they seem to surround and attack us all at once, leaving us feeling hopeless and helpless.  Many of us may be suffering, deeply, from these kind of attacks, right now.  But, we don’t have to.

I have found that most of my suffering has come because I’ve tried to fight battles I know I cannot win, battles that were never meant for me to fight. I didn’t allow God to protect me as He fights these battles for me.  I have come to realize that pride, self-reliance, and lack of faith in God’s Omniscience, Omnipotence, and Omnipresence cause me to get in His way when He wants to shield and protect me from the evil ones trying to harm me.

God, through the Prophet Isaiah, says:

“No weapon formed against you will succeed,
and you will refute any accusation
raised against you in court.
This is the heritage of the Lord’s servants,
and their righteousness is from Me.”
This is the Lord’s declaration (Isaiah 54:17).””

As Christians, God expects us to have, and demonstrate, the kind of faith King David did. Kind David said:

“If I walk into the thick of danger,
You will preserve my life
from the anger of my enemies.
You will extend Your hand;
Your right hand will save me (Psalms 138:7).”

How does God say we can be at quiet peace as we face the evil that surrounds us?

“You will keep the mind that is dependent on You
in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You.” (Isaiah 26:3)

So, as we think about today’s Scriptures,

  • how will we obey today’s Scriptures?
  • With whom will we share today’s Scriptures?
  • With whom will we share the story of your salvation, and the story of what Jesus has done for us?

Write the answers down, and then, go do it!

In Christ’s love,