Truly my soul finds rest in God, my salvation comes from Him. – (Psalm 62:1, NIV)
I must calm down and turn to God; only He can rescue me. – (Psalm 62:1, ERV)
I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from Him. – (Psalm 62:1, NLT)
Rest, calm and quiet seem to come most easily for me when I am out in His creation. This is especially true near the ocean. There is something about the powerful repetition of crashing waves being commanded to only come so far onto the sand, that brings peace in the sanctuary of the shore His hands have made. I was blessed with a few days away at the ocean, and my heart is full at the reminder of His rest. Despite having to work the first full day that we were there, knowing we were in a space to retreat, paired with the salty air, brought calm into my chaos within. God is good and He is our place of peace and rest. I am so grateful that He provides tangible reminders of who He is and how He loves as we earnestly seek rest in His presence. May we ever seek the Lord to be our rest; for our salvation and victory are found in time with Him.
Lord I am waiting,
In quiet, I seek;
You are my rescue,
Where hope is complete.
In You, salvation,
Space of perfect peace;
Goodness is released.
Lord, I’m so grateful,
That You’re always near;
Ready to help us,
And calm all our fears.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your nearness and the rest You provide in Your presence. Thank You that You rescue us and grant us victory in Your salvation. Forgive us for allowing life’s circumstances to become overwhelming. Teach us to turn to You in trust, as You are where we find rest and safety. Show us how to love those around us as You do. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You to find rest and remember the hope that we have in our salvation. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him. – Psalm 62:5