Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. – (Psalm 37:3, HCSB)
So trust in the Lord and do good. Live on your land and be dependable. – (Psalm 37:3, ERV)
Believe in the Eternal, and do what is good – live in the land He provides; roam, and rest in God’s faithfulness. – (Psalm 37:3, VOICE)
Wherever we are, and whatever we are called to do, we ought to do our best as unto the Lord. Sometimes, doing so is staying right where we are, even when things are challenging. God is faithful to provide what we need, and we can trust Him as we choose to keep doing good. Today is the final full day of the school year. It has been one of challenges and change, yet here we are on the second-to-last day, still standing. As a teacher, it is difficult not to look ahead to next year and anticipate what the year will hold, but right now, we simply need to choose to continue to do what is good and be present. His faithfulness will see us through whatever the year will hold, but for now, we are approaching our time to roam and to rest as we recharge for all that lies ahead. May we ever trust in the Lord and continue to be dependable in what we are called to do, for He is faithful, always.
Choose rise up in faith,
Keep doing the good;
Where we have been called,
God’s love has withstood.
Near in the struggles,
His strength was given;
And now there’ll be rest,
His peace to live in.
Thank You, Lord Jesus,
For all You provide;
Your rest and the room,
To roam as You guide.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are faithful to meet us where we are and lead us to where we need to be. Thank You that You bring us out of seasons of struggle and into times of rest and refreshment. Forgive us for our fears and doubts when uncertainty lies ahead. Teach us to trust You and Your faithfulness. Show us how to build up, encourage, and love those around us. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we depend on You in all things and at all times, and give You praise for time to roam and rest. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from Him. – Psalm 62:5