Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Resting in Him

Morning and Evening is one of my favorite devotional books! At staff prayer this week my dear friend Missy read this one to our team. It was one of those moments in which I felt like the words were written specifically to me. It was exactly what I needed to hear, and I felt it could benefit many of you who are also walking through difficult trials. May we cling to the Father during the midst of our trials and trust solely in Him!

“On mine arm shall they trust.”

Isaiah 51:5

"In seasons of severe trial, the Christian has nothing on earth that he can trust , and so he is compelled to cast himself on God alone. When his vessel is capsizing, and no human deliverance is at hand, he must simply and entirely trust himself to the providence and care of God. Happy storm that wrecks a man on such a rock as this! O blessed hurricane that drives the soul to God and God alone! Sometimes the multitude of our friends keeps us from God; but when a man is so poor, so friendless, so helpless that he has nowhere else to turn, he runs into his Father’s arms, and blessed to be there! When he is burdened with troubles so pressing and so specific that he cannot tell them to anyone but God, he may be thankful for them; for he will learn more of his Lord then than at any other time. Oh, tempest-tossed believer, it is a happy trouble that drives you to your Father! Now that you have only God to trust, make sure that you put your complete confidence in him. Do not dishonor your Lord and Master by unworthy doubts and fears; but be strong in faith, giving glory to God. Show the world that your God is worth ten thousand worlds to you. Show rich men how rich your are in your poverty when the Lord God is your helper. Show the strong man how strong your are in your weakness when underneath you are the everlasting arms. Now is the time for feats of faith and valiant exploits. Be strong and very courageous, and the Lord your God will certainly, as surely as He built the heavens and the earth, glorify Himself in your weakness, and magnify His might in the face of your distress. The grandeur of heaven's arches would be spoiled if the sky were supported by a single visible column, and your faith would lose its glory if it rested on anything discernible by the physical eye. May the Holy Spirit enable you to rest in Jesus on the closing day of the month."

1 comment:

  1. Amy, Thank you so much for posting this. Your posts are encouragement to me...keep posting please!