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Resting in Him September 11, 2008

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I’ve got a lot on my mind today. It’s easy to get burdened, depleted, defeated, and overall drained from the things of this world. But in the midst of my storm, I will rejoice because I know the freedom to be resting in Him.

 “Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

For behold, those who are far from you shall perish;
you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.
But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,
that I may tell of all your works.” (Psalm 73:25-28)

Life is hard, but GOD is good. That was Pastor Byron’s sermon title that tied in with this passage. He went on to give us a list of mistakes we make in life. First, that our focus in life can become escaping from our circumstances instead of benefiting from them. We MUST make room for pain in our lives so that we can be taught and grown by GOD. We turn into bitter people if we don’t allow trials to be what they are intended to be by God. We MUST examine our hearts. Bitterness removes our usefulness, our tenderness, and our ability to serve God and others. We become self-absorbed. Every conversation becomes about us, our pain, our problem. We are constantly looking for pity, validation, attention. We should be ONLY worried about the glory of God. We need to remember that it’s not about our circumstance changing (because it very well may never change), but about us(our heart) that changes.

Dear God, I thank you for the comfort and Truth Your Word provides. You are my rock, my refuge, my hiding place. Jesus, I am resting, …in the joy of what Thou art. I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart. Heavenly Father, I have a teachable heart….You are the greatest life teacher there is…..teach me! Take my heart and prune out my sin, mold me in Your image. O Lord I am eager to see you, to not be in this world anymore….but as long as You will have me here Lord, guide me on in true righteousness. Tonight my sweet God, I am resting in You, and relying on Your perfect counsel. Guide me in a manner that is worthy of You. You are ALL I need, You are all I have. O God, You are precious to me. I am grateful to be Your daughter. You are forever my resting place. Amen.

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