Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
He is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in Him at all times, O people;
pour your hearts out to Him,
for God is our refuge.
One this God has spoken,
two things have I heard:
that You, O God, are strong,
and that You, O Lord, are loving.
Surely You will reward each person
according to what he has done.
~Psalm 62:5-8, 11-12 ~
The last couple weeks for me have been quite stressful; yesterday and today have brought me nearly to the end of my rope. I am exhausted, I am anxious, I am stressed. I am ready for this season of my life to come to a close so that the next one can begin. I am ready, and I am tired. I am thankful for a God who remembers us, especially on days like today. Today I have forgotten, music, food, books, my coat, even where I was walking within a five minute span. How He “is yet mindful” of us is often overwhelming to me. And today, I read my favourite Psalm. I find rest in God, my refuge. Toady, He put in my path a couple good friends, He brought together some things I needed accomplished, and He brought me my fiance, all when I needed these things most. I am burnt out, but my God is strong. And He is loving. And throughout all of my forgettings and failings – beyond even just today – He is faithful, and loving, and enduring.
My prayer for each of you, in whatever trials or difficulties you are going through, is that each of you may find rest in God. He is faithful, and He loves us, as His salvation demonstrates. Trust in Him, lean on Him, and find rest in Him alone.
Blessings to you and yours,