Remembering to Rest

It is difficult to remember that God has rest for us.. too often our thoughts take over and before we know it, we are wrestling instead of resting. I began to learn about that long ago when I read a few books by Corrie Ten Boom.  She is a hero of the faith and her words of wisdom never grow old or out of date.

I remember a story that she told of being in an airport in Europe somewhere. Someone came to pick her up.. it was winter and the person who was driving her had been drinking. They set out on icy roads ..the driver had a very difficult time keeping the car on the road.. they were swerving. There was nothing she could do.. so she went to sleep in the back seat and woke up when they arrived at their destination.

What a picture of resting.. I can’t imagine what I would be doing, I know I would not be sleeping! She had a deep faith in her God..the same God who kept her safe from the Nazis when she spent time in a concentration camp. The God who was with her when her sister died in that camp. She knew that God was faithful and would be with her in any and all circumstances. She rested in His goodness..time after time..until He called her home.

Lord.. help us to develop that type of faith..that clinging, nestling faith that holds on to you while you hold on to us. Keep us safe and fill us with strength for the journey.

” Don’t worry about anything whatever; whenever you pray tell God every detail of your needs in thankful prayer, and the peace of God , which surpasses human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus”

3 thoughts on “Remembering to Rest

  1. A really good post Alicia. In some situations, the only thing we can do is have complete faith and trust in God. Yes we need to develop a strong faith in Him, a faith that moves mountains and a faith that brings blissful rest and restful sleep.

    Most of us wouldn’t have found faith in a Nazi death camp, but wherever we are God is working out everything for the best. Who can understand God, and the way the world works? Sometimes we just need to have faith to calm the troubled waters of our lives.

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