HOW TO GET REST FOR YOUR SOUL

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“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.” Psalm 62:1 NIV

If you want rest for your soul, fall into God’s arms.  This morning, I was at one of my lowest points. I spent my quiet time crying out to Jesus, “Help!”  It was the only word I could mutter. In my world there is so much pain and heartache, it feels overwhelming to me.  One friend battling cancer, another the loss of a child, marriages unraveling, friendships falling apart, life taxes the soul.  But in God, we find rest for our soul. If you want rest for your soul, fall into God’s arms.

If you want rest for your soul, fall into God’s arms.

I fell into God’s arms this morning.  Years ago, I watched the movie War RoomThe movie centers around an elderly woman and her war room, a closet.  She had turned an upstairs closet into her meeting place with God. She had nothing in there but a hard wooden chair and her Bible.  We watched her battle the war around her, on her knees in a closet. One of my all time favorite movies. I came home from that date night with my husband, and made myself a prayer closet.  I turned our upstairs guest bedroom closet into my war room. From within its walls I’ve been battling ever since. My war room looks a little different than in the movie, I have a small desk and exercise ball I use as a chair.  But it’s walls are covered in years worth of scriptures and prayers. In its space, I find Jesus.

This morning, as the storm was rolling around me I felt myself going under.  I didn’t have the strength to battle any more. We had another attack from the enemy yesterday that knocked me to my knees.  I came into my prayer closet this morning crawling. I pulled out my journal and pleaded with God for mercy. Then I slowly laid down on the floor, curled up under my desk, hiding in God’s arms.  I laid there and wept, I prayed and then I just let go. And God did what God always does. He revived me, He breathed life back into me. He got me up, He inspired me. He gave me strength when I had none.  And I want you to know how intimately God is in our lives. I follow Rick Warren from Saddleback church, I receive his daily devotional. Today’s devotional was “Rely on God’s Power, Not Your Own”  As I read it, I knew it was written for me, for this day, because I would need it.

If you want rest for your soul, fall into God’s arms.  Bare your soul to Him and tell Him everything. He’s just waiting for you, arms wide open.  

Question of the Day:

How can you fall into God’s arms today?

Further Reading: Numbers 28;16-29:40 NIV, Luke 3:23-38 NIV, Psalm 62:1-12 NIV, Proverbs 11:18-19 NIV

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