Can I Rest in God?

Can I Rest in God?

There is a ‘Daily Bread’ devotional by Marion Stroud which speaks about resting in God.  She writes, “We tell God our request. We remember that He cares. We know He is powerful. We thank Him for His faithfulness.”

This speaks volumes to me, because I tend to follow a slightly different pattern.  I tell God my request.  I remember that He cares.  I know He is powerful.  I worry, fret, and stew until He resolves the situation.  Then I thank Him for His faithfulness.  Although I usually end up in the right place, I suspect this is not what resting in God is supposed to look like.

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” - John 14:1 (NKJV)

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God - Philippians 4:6 (NKJV)

These Bible verses assure me that God knew I would behave this way, and that I’m not the only one with this problem.  His word tells me there is a better path to take.  His is a path of trust and peace that surpasses understanding.  His path will allow me to walk in thankfulness even when I am in the midst of hardship.  He has won the victory over sin, death, and any problem in my life.  I need only to remember this truth, thank Him for His faithfulness, and take that rest in Him.  Hallelujah!