Psalms 46: 1-3, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.”
When we wonder around with our days all aflutter, where do we go when we’re tired and just need to rest? Busy this, busy that. Busy here, busy there. Can we find our way back to a place of peace?
When in the midst of so many trials, so many floods that threaten to overwhelm us, where do our minds come to rest when it all gets to be too much?
Do you have a place of quiet rest, a place of safety amidst the storms of life where your mind can be at ease? Oh, how you need one.
There is one, you know. There’s a place where our minds can rest and never have to worry again; a place of ease and comfort that is so grand, so strong, that no matter what storms are blowing or how rough they are, we can be at peace. Our Home is attained by grace through faith because of the death of Jesus Christ. Our Home has a name: He is El Shaddai (Almighty God), Jehovah Jireh (the Lord Who sees and provides), Jehovah Rohi (the Lord my Shepherd). He is our hiding place (Psalms 32: 7, “Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble….”), our help and our shield (Psalms 32: 20, “Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.”), our refuge (Psalms 9: 9, “The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.”) and our comfort (2 Corinthians 1: 3, “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;”) The one whose mind is stayed on Him will be at peace (Isaiah 26: 3, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trustest in thee.”).
Grace is the road. Faith is the destination. Repentance is the key. Then, no matter how hard the winds blow, no matter how bad the storm, it can’t cause us to fear. When our minds rest on the Truth that is God, He will keep our hearts in perfect peace. Just as He promised.