“Only in returning to me
and resting in me will you be saved.
In quietness and confidence is your strength.”
(Isaiah 30:15 NLT)
Return to Me, My Child. I see you in your striving. You move from room to room, from place to place, from task to task seeking perfection, but at your own doing. You labor, all good things, yet how soon you forget that it’s a partnership, you and Me. For apart from Me, you can do no good thing. Will you come to me again, My child, and allow me to lift the shame, the guilt, the need to please, the desire to be perfect from You?
I have come to offer you My rest, yet instead you say, “just a moment” or “when I’m done with this one last thing.” And the rest never comes. Oh, you may sit for a bit, but your mind is racing and your heart is broken at the failures you see in yourself every day. Your heart will never truly be at rest until you cease from your striving, lay down your selfish ways, and realize that you are in need of Me.
I want you to learn to cultivate a heart of stillness, to posture yourself at my feet, and to listen to my instruction. For my law is there for Your good. Will you come and allow Me to enlighten my Word in your heart? I want you to learn to live a life from the overflow, overflowing with My goodness and grace, but you cannot do that unless you learn to be still, to sit and ponder My Words in your heart.
It’s only when you come in your weakness and brokenness and admit that you need Me that you will find Me. There is nothing that you can do alone that will give you the strength and confidence to accomplish all that you have on your plate each day. I know that you are feeling weak and weary, but remember that my power is perfected in your weakness. I love your weak yes! I would much rather have you in your weakened and humbled state, than full of pride and arrogance. It’s through a weak and humbled heart that I work best.
My child, Never forget My love for you. Even during those times when you choose to turn away from me, my love still seeks after you. I will never leave you and I will never forsake you. But how much easier would your life be if you would only enter into partnership with me from the rising of the sun through it’s setting.
Come, My child and return to me and rest.
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