Trust, Provision, Rest, and Peace--All Found in GOD!, by Deborah Kirby

You know, all day today, I have been pondering the rest that is found in belonging to God.

My morning began like usual. But then I turned on the computer and in came a "fear provoking" email about what looms ahead for America. I read through a good bit of it before I heard the Lord say, "Shut it down." Then the verse (paraphrased) from King David came to my meditation, "I will encourage myself in the Lord." I curled up in His lap and rested there for a good little bit as He cancelled out the email "fear message".

Mid-day, I came across a story of a fellow who has a job, but was lamenting the guilt associated with having one, as he has many friends without. The stress level on either side of that equation is intense in the absence of belonging to Father God.

And then tonight, as I was preparing supper, an intense awareness that I could feed my children welled up within me. Since our stint of unemployment years back, I don't think I have taken one single meal for granted. But the feeling I experienced tonight was extra "real", and profound gratitude towards my beloved Father welled up and overflowed in my being.

The shaking of the man's empire has just begun. Many are still looking to man to fix all the brokenness. The irony is that they look to those just as broken as they are.

I pray you know Father to such an extent that all fear is gone; that you do not fret job loss or where your next meal will come from.

He gave me a few verses just moments ago as I sat down to share with you. I feel His smile tonight as I write. He wants His children to know and REST in these words:

"They that know [My] name will put their trust in [Me]."
"For [I] will light [your] lamp;
[I] light [your] darkness."
"For who is God, except [Me]?
And who is the Rock except [Me]?"
"[You] shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck [you] out of My hand."
"Fear not; I AM the first and the last!"
Psm 9:10, Psm 18:28,31, John 10:28, Rev 1:17


So, dear siblings, listen and heed His voice when He says to "shut it down" --- whatever it is that seeks to bring and sow fear into the lives of His beloved children --- and run to HIM.

HE is the One that will see us, His children, through what is to come!
Stand, believe, and watch with awe and thanksgiving!
HE is more than able to KEEP YOU!

Much love,
Deborah


I am first and foremost a daughter of the Most High. He has blessed me with three maturing children, ages 12 years old through 7 years old, and a Christian husband who is my best friend. I spend my days home schooling my children, tending the 'home front', exploring God's Word, and lifting up my fellow sisters in Christ. I have a tremendous appetite for the Lord's Word and a desire to know Him to deep depths. As for my fellow sisters in the Lord, I have a passion to see them walking out their destinies in Christ. In all things, Give Him Praise!

You can visit Deborah at www.joyinthemorning.com.


 

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