Return unto thy rest

December 27, 2016 by  
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“Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.” Psalm 116:7

This verse is one I find myself going back to often. It’s amazing how quickly I cease resting in God’s care and provision and allow myself to be anxious—whether over a loved one, finances, health, a stressful situation, a decision, a mistake, or something as simple as whether I remembered to lock the front door.

But there’s no cause for anxiety—the LORD has dealt bountifully with us. He has saved us from sin and hell and given us eternal life with Him in Heaven. He is over all things and is working all things together for good for them that love Him (Romans 8:28), even the suffering and sorrow that’s in the world because of man’s sin. No matter what is going on, we can rest in His care.

On a practical level, next time your heart feels anxious, ask God to help you return to resting in Him. Then choose to replace those anxious thoughts with memories of God’s care and love, truths about who He is and what He’s done, Scripture, and praise.

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

– christian perspective

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