Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In Quietness and Rest is Your Salvation

This verse came to mind as I sat down to write my first Lenten post of the year..  In quietness and rest is your salvation.  I actual verse is...

Isaiah 30:15
This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says:
"In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it."

Oh how I want to have it.  I seek it.  I feel on some days that it is a game of hide and seek.  The 30th chapter of Isaiah is about those that run from God and what happens when they do.  May it not be so.  May I desperately seek Him.  May He find me... and save me from myself. And He does.  

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
    he rises to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
    Blessed are all who wait for him! Isaiah 30:18

Andrew and I are doing a Lenten devotional.  Today's reading was from Genesis.  Why did Adam and Eve hide?  The chapter says Adam was afraid.  Perhaps he also was embarased and ashamed knowing his wrongs.  The difference between the garden and now is that we have someone who took the place of that wrong and EVERY wrong that followed it.  May we truly understand that love.. that our hearts may turn back to the ONE that created us.

May we spend these 40 days in repentance, rest, quietness and trust...


Dottie Parish said...

Thanks for this. Quietness and rest I need especially. We all can rest in Him~

Lori said...

Well said, My Friend!

walking said...

I just wanted you to know that the verse from Isaiah is a whisper from God for me!

Katie Cook said...

Ahhh love these verses! So so true:) love Katie

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