HE gives rests...
January 30, 2009 9:02pm CST
Job 34:29 KJV He giveth quietness. He gives quietness in the midst of the raging storm. As we sail the lake with Him, reaching deep water and far from land, suddenly, under the midnight sky, a mighty storm sweeps down. Earth and hell seem mobilized against us, and each wave threatens to overwhelm our boat. Then He rises from His sleep, and rebukes the wind and the waves. He waves His hand, signaling the end of the raging tempest and the beginning of the restful calm. His voice is heard above the screaming of the wind through the ropes and rigging, and over the thrashing of the waves. “Quiet! Be still!” (Mark 4:39). Can you not hear it? And instantly there is a great calm. “He giveth quietness”- quietness even in the midst of losing our inner strength and comforts. Sometimes He removes these because we make too much of them. We are tempted to look at our joys, pleasures, passions, or our dreams, with too much self-satisfaction. Then through His gracious love He withdraws them, leading us to distinguish between them and Himself. He draws near and whispers the assurance of His presence, bringing an infinite calm to keep our hearts and minds. “He giveth quietness”.
31 Jan 09
Hi JING! I absolutely agree. It is only in God's presence where we can find true rest. God has invited us to come to Him and rest in His presence. "Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest."-Matthew 11:28
4 Feb 09
thank you for reminding me of that beautiful verse my friend. it is such a happy feeling when there are people around here who are encouraging you inspite of all all the things that is happening around. it is not easy though. living on our own. we have our own self to battle to. and sometimes, i am succomb with this feeling.. hmm. thank you for reminding me again. hope you enjoy it here..