RESTING IN GOD’S PROMISES THROUGH COVID-19

Jun 15, 2020 by

RESTING IN GOD’S PROMISES THROUGH COVID-19

SO THERE REMAINS A SABBATH REST FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD.

FOR THE ONE WHO HAS ENTERED HIS REST HAS HIMSELF ALSO RESTED FROM HIS WORKS, AS GOD DID FROM HIS.

Hebrews 4:9,10

When everything around us seems to be in a chaotic turmoil, how can we rest? When we are confused about all of the conflicting information we are being fed and we don’t know what we should believe, how can we rest? When everything we have known is suddenly changing so fast and looking as though it will never become normal again, how can we rest? When all we experience is darkness and with no sign of the sunshine, how can we rest?

Perhaps a better question, the one we should be asking, is, How can we not rest? When the Lord, the Almighty God, has promised to be with us for all time and eternity, how can we not rest in that promise? When we understand that we have access to all of His supply according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus, how can we not rest knowing we will always have everything we need? When we know that Jesus died on the cross to purchase our salvation, our healing, our deliverance, our freedom, how can we not rest in faith? When we believe God’s written word and the word He personally brings to us through the Holy Spirit, how can we not rest in that word?

In my last two posts, I have shared two poems with you. One, A Prayer from the Valley, is the expression of the cry of my heart many years ago when I was wandering through my own personal valley. The next, The Father’s Response, brought some hope that the Lord had heard my cry and was working things out for a solution to my dilemma. The third, Sunrise, came some time later and marked the beginning of my walk out of that valley.

 

SUNRISE

Once more it is morning;

The darkness has fled.

The sun now has risen–

There’s glory ahead!

No more clouds overshadow

My life–now I’m free.

The view–it is clear,

And my Jesus I see.

The valley’s behind me,

There’s a mountain to climb

Into heavenly splendor

And beauty sublime

Where the breeze of the Spirit

Refreshingly blows,

And the warmth of His sunshine

To my heart gently flows.

Face to face with my Savior

In worship I kneel.

His sweet, holy presence

To me now is real.

Ever onward and upward

My journey shall be

Till in heaven my Jesus

In His glory I see.

I invite you to check out my book Shadows in My Valley. It is available on Amazon.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and listening to my reading. Please leave a comment in the box below to let me know what your thoughts are in this trying season we are moving through. I love to hear from you and will reply. Please browse around while you are here. I hope you will come back soon. God bless you and keep you safe through each day.

 


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  1. Oh, Diane, your poem is so heartfelt, moving and inspiring! God is always with us. May we have the will to open our eyes and see Him standing right here next to us, and waiting for us in the life to come.
    Blessings!

    • Thank you so much, Martha. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I think sometimes it’s easier to express our feelings in poetry than in simply speaking them. Yes, that is a wonderful time to look forward to and knowing He is right beside us is the thing that keeps us moving forward to that final day. God bless you.

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