Some years ago, the Lord impressed this verse in my heart and it seems to be beckoning me again. Of course it is an appeal to Israel to come back to the Lord after much rebellion. However, it speaks to this blogger in a different way. The verse:
"In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength..."
That is the case with this blogger. Without going into detail, my prayer is forgiveness of the things I've yielded in the flesh that cause so much unrest. Satan is "more subtle than any beast of the field." (Gen 3.1) Thus, His intention is to draw the believer's heart from the One who would give rest and peace. The song was rendered of life; "it's a battlefield, not a recreation room." True, true, true.
We are to turn to the One who gives such comfort, "The Comforter," promised by the Lord Himself. (Jn 14.26, 15.26, 16.13)
Words like, rest, peace, quietness have been circling my head for a few days. I feel like a thirsty man in the desert with an ocean of water in view. It occurs to me from the verse noted today, that "returning" is the way back to rest of the spirit, quietness of soul and confidence in the daily believers walk. Thereby, giving much needed strength to the soul.
If you are weary today, take thought that it's probably because much of the world and its ways have been allowed into your life. STOP the technology. "Return" to "The way" and "walk" in it! (Isa 30.21)