Resting in His Word and Peace, He IS Good for It You Know
by Marijo Phelps 4/21/2010 / Bible Studies
If a friend told you they'd meet you at Golden Corral at 11AM for lunch do you think they would show up? Do you go to the restaurant waiting for them to come?
Do you act upon the verbal communication you had with that friend? Most of us do just that and trust if something changed our cell phone will soon be ringing, don't we? How about when our Lord and Savior gives us His Word about something, either His written word (the Bible) or when He speaks to our hearts with that still, small voice:
I give you My peace, my daughter, I have heard your cry. Rest in Me and weary not. I AM that you might be and become more in Me. I love you selah, my sweet daughter.
In Psalms 31:22 the scripture speaks of our panic when we think God is late or maybe hasn't heard or shown up. The psalmist says in essence that he is cut off from God's sight and then goes on saying yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help.
We humans are the ones who need vision correction, hearing aids or reminders in Blackberry or Daytimer format. Our Lord, on the other hand, has things pretty well thought out and under His control. Can we accept that?
In Lamentations 3:56 the writer states that God heard his plea and then asks that God not close his ears to the cry for relief. And you know what? Based on my experience with our Lord I would suspect that He answered that prayer very well.
We are promised in Matthew 11:28 if we are weary and burdened we can come to Jesus and He will give us rest. What a promise and I have personally experienced this fact many times. I know that you could think of times when it has been such a real promise for you too.
What does our faith rest upon? I Corinthians 2:5 states that our faith is not to rest upon men's wisdom (thank the Lord for that one) but on God's power, God who put the planets and stars in place and made the intricacies of the human brain cell. Think about THAT kind of power for just a moment.
We are so puny it is sometimes laughable that we think we can out reason God. In 2 Corintihans 12:9 that one is covered too, something about when we are weak, probably most of the time if we are honest. God's grace is sufficient, His power is made perfect in weakness (ours). Paul goes on to say that he will boast gladly about his weakness do that Christ's power may rest upon him. That sore of gives a whole new look at those times when we think we are weak doesn't it? We are weak. Our Master Designer not only recognized that but gave us HELP in that circumstance. Oh, that wonderful love of Jesus covering us once again!
Prayer: Oh, Lord Jesus, your Word is SO full of promises. And they are ours for the asking! THANK YOU for showering us with good gifts even when we are SUCH children so much of the time. Praise Your most incredible Name! AMEN
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Saved by His grace in 1974, from 9 years of professing atheism into His loving arms. RN for 23 years, missionary with YWAM then statistical analyst for Every Home for Christ over 9 years. Living with my husband in the middle of a mountain meadow. GRIN! Wanting to spread the good news