19th August 2020
Can you imagine the scene ? :
It’s a warm sunny day, a long white beach, and you are swinging carefree in hammock as it gently sways in the balmy breeze. Your eyes are closed and you feel totally relaxed from toe to the top of your head. Absolutely and completely relaxed – every fibre of your body is calm, comfortable and at peace.
That’s how it feels to ‘rest in the shadow of the Almighty.’
READ – Psalm 91 : 1 “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”
PONDER – Psalm 121 verse 4 tells us that God doesn’t get tired or sleep – but he does know the importance of taking a break – “and on the 7th day He rested” (Genesis 2 : 2).
If you are weary, restless, stressed out with all that is going on around you – then why not let God lead you to a quiet place, beside still waters – and allow Him to restore your soul.
READ – Psalm 23 : 2 – 3 “He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul”
REFLECT – Many of us feel guilty if we take time out, to sit with a cup of tea, perhaps reading a chapter or two of a book. But that is far from the truth,
It is a necessary mechanism to restore yourself, body and mind, so that you can recharge your batteries for facing the world head on.
Open you heart and your mind to God’s restoring, healing hand. Let Him calm you, let Him in to your life so that He can – in the peace of your silence – calm and restore you – and assure you that He is watching over you.
Remember that “Nothing is impossible for God”
(Luke 1 : 27).
PRAY – My loving God, how I need your assurance that you are in charge and watching over me as I get tossed around the ups and downs of this life. You are the calm in my storm – the one sure , dependable promise I have is your constant love for me. Help me to slow down and relax in your presence so that I may regain my strength to face whatever lies before me.
Take away my pain, my anger and all that keeps me from enjoying the life that you have given to me.
Hear my prayer Almighty God.
Resting in the shadow of God – safe and secure, is a wonderful place to be.
So take time – make time to rest in His presence – and there you really can – “Rest, assured.”
Have a good week. God Bless.