Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tips for Triumphant Living--Find a Place of Rest.

God speaks plainly about how we are to live. In Isaiah 30 He makes it quite clear.

Verse 3 says, But by trusting Pharaoh you will be humiliated and by depending on him you will be disgraced. Move on to Verse 15 where it offers a wonderful promise. This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says, Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength.

Life is difficult. There is so much going on and some of it is hard stuff. We all have troubles; we struggle to make sense of our lives and of our world. Our leaders let us down. But God says we don’t need to struggle. We have hope in Him. In Him there is confidence and rest.

When I place my trust in myself or in my government or my pastor or in . . . anything other than God, I will struggle. God offers me what I need. He will fight my battles and will keep me in a quiet place, if only I will seek Him.

We need to be sensible. We need to make wise choices. We need to pray. But the outcome is in God’s hands. We can trust Him and Him alone.

Grace and Peace to you from God.



  1. Thank you, Bonnie, for your gentle reminder. It is indeed timely. There is so much around us to distract us, discourage us, and deceive us. Against all odds, we must keep our eyes on the One who will give us 'a place of rest'. That place is a refuge.