3 Minute Read + Scripture readings

TODAY’S BIBLE READING:

Isaiah 28:14-30:11
Galatians 3:23-4:31
Psalm 62:1-12
Proverbs 23:19-21

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

Psalm 62:1–2 (CSB): “I am at rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will never be shaken.”

REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

In yesterday’s post, I showed the relationships between trusting the Lord and experiencing peace, especially in difficult times.

When I look at today’s verses in Psalms, I can’t help but see the same theme. The Psalmist said: “I am at rest in God alone.” He wasn’t saying that he was taking a nap. The “rest” he was referring to was a rest in his spirit. His inner being was at peace.

Why? What was the basis for the peace he was experiencing?

Listen again to the verses that I have chosen for today.

Psalm 62:1–2 (CSB): “I am at rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will never be shaken.”

He didn’t have to work hard to generate a peaceful spirit. He didn’t have to “fake it till he made it.”

His peace was a legitimate experience and came as a result of having a clear view of his God. He understood that his God, as revealed in Scripture, is almighty. He was actively involved in his life. He cared for the psalmist.

Therefore, all the psalmist had to do was fully believe in what he knew to be true of his God. As he believed this truths, he was able to rest. He wasn’t worried. He wasn’t fretting. He knew that nothing could happen to him unless it came from God’s hands.

Friend, this is what faith looks like. Faith isn’t work. True faith, as presented in Scripture, is simply believing the truths of the Bible, and believing in the person and character of God, and finding rest in those truths, even if the storms of life are raging all around.

Hebrews 11:6 (CSB): “Now without faith it is impossible to please God, since the one who draws near to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”

So, my friend, how is your faith? To answer that question, you simply need to assess whether or not you are resting in your inner being right now.