Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him. – (Psalm 62:5, NIV)
I must calm down and turn to God; He is my only hope. – (Psalm 62:5, ERV)
I am standing in absolute stillness, silent before the One I love, waiting as long as it takes for Him to rescue me. Only God is my Savior, and He will not fail me. – (Psalm 62:5, TPT)
Rest and hope are two things that all of us need. Sometimes, the need for rest has nothing to do with the physical, and everything to do with our heart, mind and soul. It is God’s hope that brings peace to our places of unrest, as He restores us in His love once again. In this seemingly never ending lockdown, I am so thankful for the hope that is held in Him. Though we know not what will come of the pending changes, we can trust the One who holds the world in His hands. God is good, and His love provides and in Him, hope abides. May we ever slow down and turn to the One who ever holds hope and provides rest where we need it most.
In stillness I come,
Before God our King;
Hope is held in Him,
Maker of all things.
Where rest is lacking,
The Lord will provide;
He stills all our storms,
And brings peace inside.
When hope’s all but lost,
We need never fear;
For God in His love,
Remains ever near.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our space of rest and hope forever. Thank You that no matter how we come, You meet us with open arms and bring us into Your loving embrace that provides the peace our hearts need most. Forgive us for continually running, rather than slowing down and turning to You to be our hope and rest. Show us how to rest in You to find the hope that our hearts need. Lead us to love well, all those around us. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we come to You for rest and place our hearts in Your hands; for in You, hope is forever found. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope. – Acts 2:26