Salvation, and Strength From Quietness and Trust
Memory Verse, Isaiah 30:15 ESV reads “In returning and rest you shall be saved, in quietness and in trust shall be your strength. But you were unwilling.”
You were unwilling
Israel was unwilling to let go of control. They thought simple trust would never be enough. They had to DO something—form their own plan.
I understand their fear. I’m more than willing for God to fix my problems and provide protection. It’s the rest, the quietness, and trust, that give me trouble. I worry over a problem and can’t rest. My heart and mind are not quiet while I frantically search for fixes.
I so often sit down to pray, with the controls firmly in hand and answers already in mind. I know how I want things to turn out. The solution will be more income, or fewer responsibilities. It will be a change circumstances or different people in my life. I want to be healed. I want the problem to disappear.
Sometimes, I have to let all of my own solutions run out before I’m forced to let go of the reins. Then I take my concerns to God and leave them with him. When I quiet my stressed-out mind and put my trust in the only problem solver, I listen to his message to me.
“You keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. “ Isaiah 26:3 ESV
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