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 for the True God alone because I hope in only Him. – (Psalm 62:5, VOICE)
This week has been another long week, and I know many of us are weary and ready for rest. Thankfully, tomorrow is an extra day off, as it is a scheduled snow make-up day that we did not need, so the long weekend is four days instead of three. Though we can be intentional about finding quiet spaces to rest in God each day, there is something extra that helps our hearts when we have a few unscheduled days in a row. For me, a change of scenery, especially near water, is the sort of space that I am best able to rest and wait on the Lord. When we find space to be still before Him, we discover that hope rises, despite what has been going on around us. It is my prayer that all who are weary would find rest during the long weekend, and that hope would rise in the spaces of our hearts where it is lacking.
In sweet surrender,
I quietly wait;
The Lord’s ever near,
On time, never late.
He meets us with peace,
Shows us hope again;
Heartache’s not the end.
For where we seek Him,
Ever we shall find;
Faithful love waiting,
For God’s always kind.
In Him, hope’s restored;
Beauty from ashes,
Grace we can’t ignore.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we can find rest and hope in You. Thank You that You provide room to rest and be refreshed when we are weary and worn. Forgive us for losing sight of hope when horrible things happen. Show us what we can do in every situation and circumstance to bring change for the better. Lead us in Your love to extend hope, help and Your heart to all those around us. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You and wait on You, for You are our peace, rest and hope forever. 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