One of the sweet old chapters,
After a day like this:
The day brought tears and trouble,
The evening brings no kiss,
Nor rest in the arms I long for—
Rest, and refuge, and home;
Grieved, and lonely, and weary,
Unto the Book I come.
One of the sweet old chapters—
The love that blossoms through
His care of the birds and lilies
Out in the meadow dew.
His evening lies soft around them;
Their faith is simply to be;
Ah! hushed by the tender lesson.
My God, let me rest in Thee.
~Poem By S. P. Bartlett~
We know His love for us as He gave His Only Begotten Son~ Jesus The Christ of Nazareth~ while we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8~ But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.) He gives us rest. He has done what needs to be done for our salvation. Our work to do according to Jesus is to BELIEVE (John 6:29 ~ Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. ). That is it BELEIEVE. Belief leads to obedience. When you obey don’t get caught up in the concerns of the people telling you that you are being a legalist. Obey any way. It IS what HE has told YOU to do. We are to OBEY God rather than men (Acts 5:29~ Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.).
**Rest in Him**:
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
**He takes care of the birds and lilies…**
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
I use to think I would never know what peace was. I have no one to thank but the Lord for that peace He washed me with that deep, dark miserable day! For cleaning me of the life long struggles. LOVE HIM. REST IN HIM. ENJOY PEACE WITH HIM. BELIEVE ON HIM. OBEY HIM. TRUST HIM. ❤