TRUE REST


TRUE REST

Psalms 55:6-7 (NLTSE) Oh, that I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest!  7 I would fly far away to the quiet of the wilderness.

There are times in life when we want to do what this Psalm says, and that is to fly away from all our problems and be at rest.  But one thing that we find in life is that when we run from our problems, they seem to never go away.  We might get away from them for a few days, and sometimes even longer, but they always seem to come right back, and at times, worse than they were.

So what are we to do if flying away is not the answer?  We need to face our fears and problems, not in our own strength or our own ability, but by God’s Spirit.  Zechariah 4:6 says, “’Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.”

We need to face our problems in the strength of our God!  He knows the answer, and He wants to deliver us from all of our fears.  Jesus told us that in this world we would have tribulations, but to be of good cheer, because He has overcome the world.

So today, do not run!  Instead, turn around and look those fears right in the eye, and say to them, “I am not going to defeat you today in my own strength, but in the strength of the Holy Spirit!”  As you do this, watch as one by one, these fears run away.

Confession:  Fear and problems, you are a name, and in the Name of Jesus, I command you to cease and desist from your operations against me.  I do not come in my own strength, but in the power of the living God!  Today, I claim my victory in Jesus’ Name!

Today’s Bible Reading

Ezra 1 – 2

1 Corinthians 1:18 – 2:5

Psalms 27:7-14

Proverbs 20:22-23

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Chronicles 19, 1 Chronicles 20, 1 Chronicles 21

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 91:1-8

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Chronicles 19, 1 Chronicles 20, 1 Chronicles 21

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 91:1-8