Return to your rest!

“Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.” (Psalm 116:7)
In times of crisis or grief or stress or struggle, ‘return to your rest’.
Go to that place where your soul is nurtured, encouraged, strengthened.
Spend time resting your troubles in His hands, and resting yourself there too.
The psalmist shares his experience of God’s help through a tough time.
He shares how he rested in God’s goodness and love, even though he was struggling.
This is similar to Jesus sleeping on the boat through the storm.
I know, our natural response is agitation, anger, hyper-activity, worry.
But do any of these things help, do they take us out of trouble?
Often they only make it worse – our reactive responses only magnify the problem.
I am told that people diagnosed with cancer can heal better through calming practices.
Breathing, exercising, positive thinking, meditation… and prayer.
Our troubled spirits do not help us, they actually make things worse.
If you are in crisis or emotional upheaval, consider the calming practice of prayer.
You will discover His goodness waiting there for you.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, may I calm myself in You, so that You can work Your healing and blessing in and through me.

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