What does it mean to rest in faith?
It is living from rest. It is believing that what God says, is actually true. It IS true whether it feels true or not. It is the truth whatever the circumstances, and the truth is superior to feelings. Truth is still truth, whether 1 or 1 million people believe it or not.
Maybe a friend walked away, a contract fell through, you had a setback in your family. Now, it’s not as easy as it used to be. It’s because you’re about to step into a new dimension. You are blessed; faith is not what we see, but what we hold on to – unseen! A test is knowing the Word of God and living it.
For example; Samuel, Elijah, Esther, Daniel, Peter, David, Abraham, Moses, Joseph, and Ruth are the ten people who mainly were born as either as commoner, or as normal huMans, but went on to perform intense miracles that went on to shape the major events in the Bible – ‘His-story’ as we know them.
Things may be upside down, topsy-turvy; perhaps life was good, but God has so much more. He had to move that person out of your life, not because they’re not good, but because they’re limiting you. They can’t go where you’re going. God had to close that door so He can bring people into your life that will push you into your destiny, people that will help you, not hinder you.
… let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You. Isaiah 26:3
Researchers in Fujian, China, wanted to help intensive care unit (ICU) patients sleep more soundly. They measured the effects of sleep aids on test subjects in a simulated ICU environment, complete with bright, hospital-grade lighting and audio recordings of machines beeping and nurses talking. Their research showed that tools like sleep masks and ear plugs improved their subjects’ rest. But they acknowledged that for truly sick patients in a real ICU, peaceful sleep would still be hard to come by.
When our world is troubled, how can we find rest? The Bible’s clear: there’s peace for those who trust in God, regardless of their circumstances. The prophet Isaiah wrote about a future time when the ancient Israelites would be restored after hardship. They would live securely in their city, because they knew that God made it safe (Isaiah 26:1). They would trust that He was actively working in the world around them to bring good—“He humbles those who dwell on high,” raising up the oppressed, and bringing justice (vv. 5–6). They would know that “the Lord Himself, is The Rock eternal,” and they could trust Him forever (v. 4).
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast,” wrote Isaiah, “because they trust in you” (v. 3). God can provide peace and rest for us today as well. We can rest in the assurance of His Love and power, no matter what’s going on around us.
What threatens to overwhelm you today? How can you remind yourself of God’s power and Love?
And we pray:
Dear God, I trust You and choose to rest assured in Your Love today. Amen.