by Paul Tautges | July 22, 2013 12:13 pm
Since the doctor has put me on mandatory rest for a few days, I am taking just a couple minutes to re-post a devotional from earlier this summer. I love Psalm 46 and again find myself drawn back there for my own personal growth and assurance of God’s loving care. Learning to rest in the Lord…
“Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10, ESV).
“Cease striving and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10, NAS).
The marginal notes in the New American Standard Bible says “Cease striving” means “let it go, relax.” How do we let it go? How do we relax? How do we rest in the Lord?
According to Psalm 46, we rest in the Lord by beholding His works (v.8), by reminding ourselves of who He is for us now the hymn writer’s words are our personal reality, “I am His and He is mine.” What does Psalm 46 teach us about resting in the Lord? What reasons do we have to relax, to trust Him? Go get your Bible and walk through this soul-strengthening Psalm.
Let this beautiful hymn from Keith and Kristyn Getty minister to your heart as well.
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