"Wait patiently for" the Lord, for this is the only way of keeping our minds calm. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. The Gospels Trust in him, and he will act on your behalf. Subjection, then, it implies. Is He the God of holiness? THE REST OF STRENGTH. Luke-Acts WHAT IS IMPLIED IN HOLDING OURSELVES STILL IN GOD. He does not leave the world with a free will. "Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in the way." ; be still, and know that he is God; quietly submit to his will, and acquiesce in all the dispensations of his providence: it does not design a stupid indolence, or a stoical apathy, that we should be like sticks and stones, without any concern at the hand of God upon us; nor an entire silence under afflictions; we should own that they are of God, and that we are deserving of them; we should pray to him to sanctify them, to support under them, and deliver out of them; we should bless his name that they are no worse, and that they are any ways useful to us; and we should speak to others of the divine goodness experienced under them; but this stands opposed to an arraigning or murmuring at the providence of God, and intends a patient bearing the hand of God, and a resignation of will to his will; for it follows. Rest in the Lord - Hebrew, dowm (Hebrew #1826); 'Be still (silent) TO [la-] the Lord' - i:e., with an eye to the Lord, who will speak more effectually than thou canst. WHAT'S MY ALTERNATIVE? The "Psalm 37" Series #3 "DELIGHT & DESIRE! It is a word that has within it a sense of pain. And wait patiently for him - לו והתחולל vehithcholel lo, and set thyself to expect him; and be determined to expect, or wait for him. I. Wisdom is knowledge in its application to necessity. 84). (2) The recoil of their own purposes. We are sure that in that future are losses, and sorrows, and death; thank God! The secret of tranquillity is found, thirdly, in freedom from the anxiety of an unknown future. V. Resting in the Lord frees our energy to be more productive for the Lord and takes away unnecessary stress. WHAT'S PLAN "B"? Worry packs mental hospitals with people who cannot cope with the fears and anxieties of everyday life. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. (2) We cannot rest in the sunshine of home. Luke-Acts You are not weary of God's work, but you are weary of bearing Christ's cross, you have had so much shame and so much sorrow; well, "rest in the Lord.". IV. Such a soul is still as the great river above the falls, when all the side currents and dimpling eddies and backwaters are effaced by the attraction that draws every drop in the one direction; or like the same stream as it nears its end, and, forgetting how it brawled among rocks and flowers in the mountain glens, flows with a calm and equable motion to its rest in the central sea. Those, who do not recognize this, would take עשה in the sense of executing, bringing to pass, in which case an indication of wickedness should not have been awanting in the first member. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. For what is rest? This rest of conscious strength is closely associated with every Christian grace, and is as necessary to our success in the conflicts of the divine life, as it is to the culture of our higher nature. Rest is the highest condition of man. Strength comes from trusting God –  Isaiah 26:4 urges us to trust God forever because he is a rock eternal. To the man who waits on God it is indispensable that he trust his guide. Our times are in His hand. He will ‘guide us with His eye,’ if our eyes be fixed on Him, and be swift to discern and eager to obey the lightest glance that love can interpret. Then I would like those sitting on my right hand to sing, "Commit thy way unto the Lord." Retail: $44.99.