Rest in the Father

Everyday with God

Read Isaiah 40
'We really don't know much. Every day we are all greeted with mysteries. None of us can predict for sure where our personal stores are going. We are all confused about what happens to us, to those close to us, and in the world in which we live. As much as we try to make sense of our lives, there are things that we simply aren't able to understand. Here's what all of this means- you and I will never find inner peace and rest by trying to figure it all out. Peace is found in resting in the wisdom and grace of the One who has it all figured out and rules it all for his glory and our good.
 
There is so much that we don't understand. There is so much that we are incapable of understanding. So, rest is found in trusting the Father. He is not confused, and he surely does have your best interest in mind. Yes, he will ask you to do hard things and he will bring difficult things your way, but he is worthy of your trust and loves you dearly. Today your heavenly Father reaches down and says: I know that you don't understand all that you face, but remember, I love you. Trust me and you will find peace that can be found no other way.'*
 
Questions for reflection-

+ Look back on Isaiah 40. What do you notice about God?
+ When you are confused, conflicted or feeling overwhelmed return to Isaiah 40 to remind yourself that God rules over it all.


*New Morning Mercies by Paul Tripp.                          
365 devotional readings with a compelling gospel-centered thought, followed by an extended meditation for the day. Focused less on behavior modification and more on helping people encounter the living God, this resource equips readers with the good news that they need to trust in God’s goodness, rely on his grace, and live for his glory—day in and day out.
 
Available on Amazon and also in the NorthPoint bookstore.
ISBN: 978-1-1-4335-4138-4
Linda Miller | Ministry Development

No Comments