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Return to Your Rest

Psalm 116:7

Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.

In times of trial or difficulty, our tendency may be to worry. My own mind tends to look at the worst possible scenario and try to plan a strategy to prevent it or overcome it. When I do this, I’m expecting to handle the matter in my own strength, which will never get me very far. Instead, we should consider all the times our LORD has been good to us and return to a state of rest in our soul. We can expect God to be good to us because goodness is His nature, and He is in control.

Bad times are often compounded due to worry. If we would simply give our bad times to God, He will give us peace to endure and overcome whatever struggle we face. We may not be able to prevent the storm from coming, but we can take shelter and even sing and rejoice while the rain falls and the wind blows. Christ came to give us life and to give it more abundantly, which means we can enjoy the journey, regardless of how difficult the path may be at times.

Think of all the times God has been good to you today, and simply rest. He has not brought you this far and invested this much in you to just abandon you to the wolves. Even in your heartache, God has been good to you. Expect Him to be good to you today, tomorrow, and in the days to come. Thank Him and praise Him for His goodness, and return to your rest. You have the privilege of being His child, and He will take care of you.

Have a blessed day!

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