Rest in God

“For in him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)

Why do so many of us babies grow into restless adults , always wanting more —more toys, more money. more possessions, more power, etc., instead of appreciating what we already have? If we could only be more like Paul who wrote while in prison, “…for I have learned in whatever state I am to be content.”(Philippians 4:11) Paul realized that only God’s presence could satisfy the longing in his soul.

We are like the child on the beach who is trying to make a swimming pool out of sand and the water keeps seeping out. Then he finally discovers that right in front of him is a huge swimming pool–the ocean! He dives in and is content.

We strive after the wind to find that there is only one desire and fulfillment–the presence of God. In Him is perfect rest. If we build our nest on human effort we remain rest-less, but if we build on the foundation of the greatness of God, we will be satisfied and at peace. Our restlessness impels us to seek the goal of divine rest. It is the force that carries us forward until we find ourselves in the arms of Jesus. What a comforting place to be! (Judy Whittaker)


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