Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from Him. – (Psalm 62:5, HCSB)
I must calm down and turn to God; He is my only hope. – (Psalm 62:5, ERV)
My soul quietly waits in the True God alone because I hope only in Him. – (Psalm 62:5, VOICE)
This is a great reminder to continue to prioritize my time during summer break. Rest is not simply a stopping of doing, but rather is an intentional turn to God to be our peace and our hope. He provides rest where we need it most, and is where our hope is found. There is a quiet waiting in the seeking of our Savior. In the silent stillness, we are reminded of Who our hope is, and peace that surpasses our understanding grants us rest. May we ever turn to the Lord to provide rest and hope, for He is the source of each.
I trust in the Lord,
My sweet space of rest;
He grants us His hope,
And loves us the best.
In Him, there is peace,
Comfort and great calm;
There’s healing in hope,
His love’s soothing balm.
So turn to the Lord,
Seek Him for true rest;
How life is lived best.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we can find quiet rest in You in every season. Thank You that You provide times of extra rest to refresh us and remind us of where hope is found. Forgive us for losing sight of You when chaos crowds us. Lead us to be intentional in our time with You. Show us how to love those around us in ways that offer peace and rest and refreshment. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we invest time in seeking You to find rest and be reminded of the hope that is held forever in You. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Therefore my heart is glad and my spirit rejoices; my body also rests securely. – Psalm 16:9