Strength to Rest

Beaufort-062“In repentance and rest you will be saved,In quietness and trust is your strength.” -Isaiah 30:15

I love how repentance is connected with rest.

When I repent I'm done with striving. I admit my sins, failures, and inadequacies and there is freedom in that. I don't have to DO more or BE more than I am. My rest is found in Jesus and He is my salvation. He has done and is all that's needed. I can rest in that fact.

Resting in the truth of Jesus gives me a quietness of soul. As I trust Christ's work in my life I find strength. Strength to be who I am and who I'm becoming. Strength for each day's work. Strength for joy. Strength to love.

Strength to rest.