Resting in God’s promises is different than believing in God’s promises


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I had a thought recently. Well – I have thoughts of all kinds, but this one stuck out to me. I was thinking about what resting in God’s promises actually means as opposed to simply believing. I had to examine my own life to unfold what it truly means to rest in God so I went where any current day lady goes to find answers ….. G O O G L E. I did a search on the word REST/RESTING and this is what I found. RESTING means to cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength (or it can mean) be placed or supported so as to stay in a specified position (or it can mean) refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor (or it can mean) relief or freedom, especially from anything that wearies, troubles, or disturbs. Man that’s good.

So, if thats what It means to rest in something – then what the heck have I been doing? I think I’ve been more believing in God’s promises -for someone else and not necessarily for me. It’s about more than believing however. You’ve got to claim all the good things in Christ for yourself too. I realized that I’d been believing God for his promises only when my emotions permit. I trust, love, and believe that God is powerful – so much so that I know I’ll never have a clue – but I haven’t really learned to chill out when it comes to what God said I should expect to see in mine and my family’s lives. I haven’t used God’s word to realize that I am supported, or that I can stop sometimes and know that it will all work out. I’ve been praying that God searches my heart and tests me to know my anxious thoughts, to see if there are any offences in me (Psalm 139, 23-24), and then he shows me this about myself. Talk about answered prayers! Let’s look to the Bible real fast. The Israelites knew that God was powerful and that he was capable of miracles and delivering them out of bad places because he’d done it before, but they never took part in the REST that God made available to them throughout their journey. Sound like someone you know? God gave them food and kept them alive, but some still wished they’d died instead. This is the perfect illustration of what I mean. We all walk in those shoes someday.

Even more jaw dropping is realizing that not RESTING delays the process. Even if you aren’t a Christian, if you don’t have peace and rest surrounding your work (life), you won’t have focus which would delay anyone.

Alright guys, that’s all I got today. Thanks for reading and let me know what you think in the comments.

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2 Comments

  • Reply September 22, 2016

    Mita Patel

    Great post!! I do that often – forget to trust in my journey and have patience, even though I know that everything is perfect in this moment. I know what you mean about believing it for others but not for yourself. Was great meeting you the other day and I look forward to following your blog!

    • Reply September 24, 2016

      kristina

      Omg so good meeting you too, thanks for dropping by! <3 I've been thinking about you and you're an inspiration!

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