“For thus says the LORD God, the Holy One of Israel:
‘In returning and rest you shall be saved;
In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.’
But you would not,
and you said, “No, for we will flee…” Isaiah 30:15, 16a
Returning. Rest. Quietness. Confidence.
That’s God’s way, but will I follow or run the other way?
Given my nature, I’m more likely to run; try real hard; come up with a plan; work day & night; stress in mind-racing craziness; become overwhelmed & frustrated because I can’t make things happen my way in my time…. Anything but return. Anything but rest. Anything but quiet. Anything but trusting confidence.
God’s ways are peace. My ways are stress.
God’s ways are peace. My ways are striving.
God’s ways are peace. My ways are exhausting.
God’s ways are peace, but I would not.
Perhaps it is because I try so hard to do things my way, rather than God’s way, that I find myself tired, ineffective, discouraged in the battle. Perhaps it is time to do things His way:
Return to Him. Rest in Him. Quiet our busy minds before Him. Stand firm in confidence in Him.
Your comments are welcome….