Day 26: Resting in God
But I have stilled and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
Psalm 131: 2
Rest requires trust. We don’t rest unless we feel safe.
We tend to think of surrender as that great thing we do when we want to show God how much we love Him, and how heroically we are willing to sacrifice everything. But a true surrender to God has nothing to do with such a flattering description as that. Let me tell you what real surrender is. It is simply resting in the love of God as a little baby rests in its mother’s arms. Fenelon, Let Go
I know that without Your rest, I will not have strength for the journey, I will not enjoy the journey, and I will not bring You glory. I want to come to You and receive Your yoke, which enables me to receive Your rest and direction. I want to come before You in all honesty and say that my heart is not conceited and my eyes are not arrogant or pretentious. I don’t want to be concerned about things I cannot understand; I want to trust You. I want to continue to grow so that I can come to You without demanding something in return. I want to know the joy and peace of Your presence. I want to be like a weaned child who asks for nothing. I want Your rest. Amen Cynthia Heald, A Woman’s Journey to the Heart of God
Can you trust God to care for you? Can you rest?
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.