Friday, August 17, 2012

Rest


Psalm 37:5,7a
“Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it.
“Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him...”

I have grown to appreciate rest in all its forms.  I may not always want to rest when I need to, but God is bringing me around to realize how good rest is.  

I am a night person.  I get my second wind around 9:30-10:00 p.m.  Nothing has ever been able to consistently overcome my second wind at night.  To go to sleep at that time is a fight.  

I am amazed at how well the exhaustion from raising a child has been able to mask that.  If you’ve ever raised a child, you know how tired you are - all the time.  So I take rest when I can get it - in any form that I can get it.  

Being exhausted has made following God a little more mandatory in one sense.  I have no energy, which means I can’t get nearly as many things done as I would like to.  This forces me to rest in God.  I am thankful for His rest.

It’s okay that the house isn’t clean, the clothes aren’t washed, and my car will get gas in it tomorrow.  If, in following God, I am unable to get it done today - or this moment - then I have to rest in God that His will doesn’t include me completing that task at the moment.  

And if it isn’t His will, then do I really want to do it anyway?

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