Do You Long For The Rest That God Gives?
That intimate “you and Him” time?
Not just the basic devotional readings or corporate worship and prayer gatherings.
I mean, that “place” or room or location to go where you can wrestle, cry, wait, and listen. To rest in the arms of Peace. It’s a good thing to hunger for the company of the LORD!
I have a soft stirring in my heart from the Holy Spirit as I write this message.
The LORD is very aware of a sound in the earth coming from the hearts and deep cries of so many of His people right now. Perhaps it might even be you as you read.
There is a cry of hunger for His sure, safe presence in difficult times and in changing times.
The world and its voices of influence, humanistic subtleties and constant technology with all of it’s sounds, bring about an overload of weariness to all people and therefore, it creates a great need for a place of rest for the warriors of truth who have experienced the pressures of conflict and change that have not stopped mounting for many years now.
There is much treachery occurring in the evil plans of darkness and the people held captive by it these days!
It can bring a real sense of despair, broken heartedness and shock when you encounter this type of thing, when it attempts to destroy your hope and confidence in what the LORD Jesus has set you apart for to express in His Power and in His name.
So many right now are nearly at their wits end waiting for God to relieve them of sorrow, strain, disillusionment and battle fatigue!
“My soul faints with longing for your rescue, but I have put my hope in your word,” Psalm 119:8.
We are in a time where no opinions, no one’s books are going to satisfy that craving, that need, for a thirst-quenching drink of companionship with God.
We long to hear words from someone that tell us everything is going to be all right! That our children will be safe, our homes protected, our basic needs provided!
And yet! Nothing “out there” satisfies us fully!
You see Dear Beloved, The season of great hunger for the simple walk with Jesus is NOW!
Only time spent with him like a dear friend will fill the gaping ache you have. He will speak, He will comfort, and He will show you what is true and what is false in the days ahead if you will return to that “Place of companionship” … with Him.
Away from the opinions of men and the noise of this life.
As you turn your heart and hopes towards him you will see compassion poured out upon you and you will then have his power of pure godly compassion and Wisdom driven grace to pour out on others.
Speak to Him with all of your heart, your longings, your heartaches, your dreams.
He will be there with arms of strength to rescue you from Despair.
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart,” Jeremiah 29:13.
“The LORD IS good to those, whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him,” Lamentations 3:25.
Let’s Pray Together Right Now About Resting and Trusting in the LORD Jesus
I am so tired and so small. Help me to open my heart to receive the sweet graces and abundant rest You are ready to lavish on me.
Help me be still, help me to be quiet. In the quiet, remind me that with You I have everything I need.
Hold me close, that I may rest in the warm, steady, reassuring presence of the Holy Spirit.
As a child puts its trust completely in its mother’s love and goodness, I now, in this moment, put my trust in You.
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the U.S.A and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.