Psalm 37:7, “Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.”  King David was a man who understood that he must wait on the timing and season of God to become king.  David spent this time probably 15 years or so  living as a fugitive, hunted by the king, his future in doubt. Even when King Saul died, David didn’t immediately take his throne. David became king of his own tribe, Judah, while Saul’s son Ishbosheth ruled the rest of the nation.

It was not an easy life, although provided by God a promise, David did not pursue taking the throne from King Saul.  David on the run many years in his life from King Saul, in which many times he could have either killed or harmed King Saul, he did not take advantage of those opportunities.  He had such a strong relationship with God until he just believed that God would bring it to fruition, he placed his destiny into the hands of God who he trusted and believed.  We could learn much from David in placing our life, hope, dreams and destiny in the hands of God.  So many times we truly believe God has provided us with a vision, or he is controlling our destiny, but we do not have the patience to wait or even hear from God.

Rest means, “cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength.” Instead of resting in the Lord, we sometimes begin to work harder to make a thing happen, or we seek a revelation from someone else as to what we should do, and what God is saying.   The Scripture tells us to rest in the Lord, people can rest about a personal problem because they believe it is finished through believing the Word of God. When facing financial difficulty, rest! (It is finished) because my God shall supply all our need. When sick, rest! ( It is finished) because by his stripes we are healed.  We need to rest in order to allow God to minister to us, and only through resting and being quiet will we hear from God.  No matter what David was going through whether he was having a “cave experience,” or living with his enemies, he had learned to rest and wait patiently on God.  So should we REST for if we truly believe God will direct our path; he is our strong tower, he will deliver us, he leads and guides us into all truths, he is our Jehovah Jireh (our provider), then if we honestly believe in God’s Word, we will rest and wait patiently on the Lord, and not be anxious about anything.

Heavenly Father, once again I come to the Throne of Grace and Mercy praising your Holy Name, and thanking you for life, health and strength.  I am grateful today for all you have done and all you will be doing for me in the future.  Your Word has truly given me strength in times of trouble, guided me when I did not know where to go, and provided me with wisdom in times in times when I felt confused.  Father, I am truly blessed for you have not let go of my hands, and have been my strength in times of weakness.  I shall enter in a time of rest and wait patiently on you when I am going through situations, and circumstances.  I will not waiver nor will I be discouraged.  I do understand that I will be blessed in your timing and in your season, and I will not be disappointed when I see the blessings of others.  Lord, I thank you today and forevermore because of the love you have for me, your guidance, your joy, love and peace, and giving me hope.  Thank you Lord, Thank you Lord, Thank you Lord!  Amen and Amen.



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