For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15 ESV)
This past week I was reading these verses. God speaks these words through Isaiah the prophet to a people who need to come back to him with all their hearts. He speaks as a Father to his children, as a God to his worshipers, as the supreme ruler to his subjects. Israel needed to come home. Think about it. Home is where you rest the best. Home is where you find the quietness that calms your soul. Home is where you trust that when you go to bed, all is well.
One of the things that has occurred to me in my times with God this past week is my need for rest. I honestly do not rest enough. I know this may come as no surprise to you, but it has honestly been a badge of honor to work myself tirelessly. So one of the places I am taking a break from is this blog. After evaluating my schedule and how often I write this blog at home when I could be spending that time with my family, I’m taking a break.
In the meantime, continue to dig into God’s Word. I’m trusting this was never a substitute for your own time in the word anyway. (Isaiah 30 is a great place to start!)