Monday, July 2, 2007


7 Be at rest once more, O my soul,
for the LORD has been good to you. (Psalm 116)

The soul is not always at rest; there are times of disturbance; there are moments of wake and tremble; there are feelings of fatigue and weariness. In this life, we cannot expect calm and placid waves upon these corrupt shores. People will inevitably come in and destroy any peace that we were feeling. We will inevitably make mistakes that will cause our own lives to crumble. However, these disturbances, intrusions, and mishaps are only momentarily. God will make restoration if we allow Him to.

Perhaps one of the most difficult parts of restoration is giving up all control and surrending all anxiety and fear. When the calm comes again, when the rest is given once more, we are unfortunate to have the tendancy to be suspicious and paranoid. We cannot enjoy the rest fully because we are so afraid of what might happen next or we are so overwhelmed by what did happen. Instead, like David, we just have to be grateful for the rest we are given and be thankful that God is so, so, so good to us.

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