Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day. 

That’s a true statement. 

Too often we all dwell on everything that is going wrong, but if you’re reading this, then something is going right. 

GOD didn’t rest until HIs work was finished. HE stepped back and saw that “everything was good”. HE worked for six days and on the “seventh day, HE rested.”

Let me tell you, on the seventh day, you will rest…but not until then. You have so much work left to do and GOD has never, nor will ever, lose one of HIS. HE has gone to great lengths to call all of HIS to safety. Look where HE goes…

HE is in the prisons, keeping watch and guarding, guiding HIS to where HE has purposed. 

HE is not afraid of the plagues; HE is right there in the midst healing, restoring, making whole. HE surrounds and protects HIS chosen ones. 

HE walks with HIS in the valley of the shadow; HE feeds them in front of their enemies. 

HE is in the fire, literally putting HIMSELF between the flames and HIS children. 

HE protects the harlot who loves HIM; HE is not a respecter of persons…HE doesn’t care about your past, HIS concern is for your future. HE knows your heart. 

No, it isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. Quite the opposite, actually. If you look back, who in the Bible had it good? I can’t think of one person who didn’t suffer. 

Life isn’t about suffering for the sake of suffering; it is about being brought to the place where we realize our need of GOD. Without HIM, nothing is. Period. We are too self-centered to see and understand that. 

Nothing is about self. Everything is about GOD. When HE is the center of our focus, then we can have peace. 

And that will come on the seventh day.

3 thoughts on “Rest

  1. There is a tendency for humans to dwell on painful past, as it has a strong imprint on the mind creating repeating loops of negativity, I opine. Good to focus on the heart instead…the seat to our soul, I feel. Have a lovely day. 💕💕💕

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! It is so much easier to live in our painful past instead of living with new hope for our future. If any one of those people mentioned in the Bible hadn’t leaned on faith and hope, we wouldn’t have their examples of triumph over trials. Focus on the heart, indeed…when we revel in the good, we see more of the positives and the negativity takes a back seat.


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