TRUST IN THE LORD! (Part #2) 6-22-2014

posted Jun 18, 2014, 7:07 AM by Dale Barnes

“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” (Is.30:15 NIV)  This is what God was saying to his people, but their reaction was to reject his counsel, then struggle and try to work out their troubles in their own way.

God was telling them to turn to him (repentance), stop your fretting, quiet yourselves and look to me; trust me!  Let God be the objective of your faith.  God never gets tired, but he strengthens the tired and weary. (Is.40:28-29)  It is so easy to go the way of his ancient people; trying to work things out ourselves.  

When we talk of quieting ourselves; this is not passiveness or inactivity, but a turning in our thoughts to the one who has promised so much to those who will trust him.  Look at Ps.123:2, “As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy.”  How about Ps.131:1-2 “...I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have stilled and quieted my soul like a weaned child with its mother.” Our activity is turning and quieting ourselves before the one who is truly our helper.

Returning to Is. 30; verse 18:  Here is God’s attitude toward us; “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion.”  Isaiah finishes by saying;  “Blessed are all who wait for him!”  God is good toward us because of Christ. He wants to take action, so He says stop! (seems contrary)  Spent some time with him and trust him in the challenges of life. He will lead and work his way!  Trust him; you will not be ashamed! (Ro.10:11)