True Victory

 

These words lept off the page at me this morning while reading the book of Isaiah (30:15). In a world full of striving and busyness, I am reminded that only God knows the grand plan. No amount of endless effort I exert will accomplish anything. Worthwhile. 

In this verse we are told that our salvation is found in rest and repentance, not busyness and complacency. The Lord also says that our strength is found in quietness and trust. When we are still before Him, we can allow Him to quiet our inner thoughts, and remind ourselves of who He is. 

He is peace. He is joy. He is love. He is salvation. He is rest. He is all things good. 

The people of Judah however, “would have none of it.” They thought turning to other countries for military strength could give them victory. When I get honest about it though, most of the time I would have none of it. Ouch. What would happen if we allowed God to take up our battles for us instead of trying to fight them on our own? I can only imagine. And I’m ready to find out! What about you?

Prayer: Papa, help me to come before you in repentance, rest, quietness, and trust. Slow the thoughts racing in my mind, and help me to forget about the to-do list so that I may enter into your strength and salvation. I desire for you and you alone to fight my battles. Thank you for your love and kindness. In Jesus’ mighty name, AMEN.

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6 thoughts on “True Victory

  1. Hi, Jenn! I love your blog. The scripture you shared is similar to the one I have been meditating on for the last several months. Isaiah 32:17 says, “The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.” Looking forward to reading more from you!

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  2. “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today.” ~Exodus 14:13 Jennifer, this was the verse on my devotional reading this morning. It kind of goes along with what you said; it has really been helping me to rest and wait and be hopeful in God’s deliverance. Thank you so much for your blog! Lisa

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