Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 91:1, NLT*
Rest. Soul-rest, rest from anxiety and striving. The kind of rest implied in “Be still and know that I am God.”
How do we get it?
Live. In God’s care.
This isn’t a pause or a passing-through. We need to consciously live… abide… dwell… in His shelter.
It requires gratitude, confidence in God, hope and trust in Him. It enables us to bring Him our needs as a child to a loving parent: with assurance that He listens, loves and knows best.
God who loves us and who is our Good Shepherd, help us live in Your shelter. Your power is great and You are all wise. Teach us who You are, so we can trust You more. Help us rest in Your care.
Here’s Steve Green with “Jesus, I am Resting, Resting.”
*New Living Translation (NLT)Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
Agreed – rest does not have to be lying down. You can rest in God in every moment of your life. Praying that you find the peace you need in this busy week. Enjoy.
Thank you! I love Brother Lawrence’s example of living in rest in God’s presence all the time, no matter what his task.
“Consciously abide in His shelter” – Knowing we are tucked into this cozy, safe shelter forever is so good, especially on this cold rainy afternoon.