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Topic: Rest (06/14/04)

TITLE: He Gives His Beloved Rest
By carol elliott
06/20/04

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ĎHe gives his beloved restí. Ė What a wonderful promise from our Lord and Savior. These words have been my source of strength in time of trouble.

I was once deeply depressed, and with that came many sleepless nights. I laid down to sleep, but sleep would not come. I had no idea what to do, then I heard someone say, Ďmeditate on the Scriptures. Well, I figured I had nothing to loose, so as my mind began to wonder, I began meditating on Godís words. Of course, some nights sleep was more difficult to come by, but I continued to mediate on Godís word.

As the weeks turned into months, resting in the Lord brought me such peace.
Iím reminded of the picture where Jesus is seeing holding a lamb in his arms. Isnít that how he holds his children? He tells us that the Good Shepherd watches over his sheep, and with that comes peace and rest.

Knowing that the Lord is taking care of his children no matter what the circumstance brings much comfort. The natural eyes will always deceive us, but remembering that God is in control will nullify any discouragement that the enemy will try to rest on us.

Resting means that weíre trusting God, and if we are trusting God then we know that Godís Will, will be done in our lives.


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L.M. Lee06/29/04
i collect lambs to remind me to follow my shepherd. my favorite picture is that of Jesus holding a lamb.