Psalm 116:6-8 The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He helped me and saved me.

7. Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

8. For You have delivered my life from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling and falling. Amp.

Definitions

Rest – c) consolation, still.

Bountifully – c) benefit or requite, to ripen, bestow on, recompense, reward.

Delivered – c) to pull off, equip for fight, strengthen.

There are many times for all of us that life comes at us from all directions. We know we should be strong and not complain, not get angry, not allow self pity to have its way and not grow discouraged. This is Satan’s plan of attack for each of us. We all have to fight this same enemy though in different ways.

We have a sin nature that we were born with that has to die. If we just give in to these feelings we are feeding our old man. The only way is to resist and not feed these tendencies. How do we resist when we have run out of strength and the flesh is ruling?

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and His rule.” Matt. 5:3 MSG

This passage is from the Message Bible which is very different but tells truth in modern terms. This is from the beatitudes, the poor in spirit. The Lord allows trials in our life so we can come to the end of ourselves so we can see where we need to change. He won’t do anything without our permission.

When we see these problems, as we react maybe from past wounds or just bondages that we need to go, we are to bring them to the throne room to get help in times of need. Heb. 4-16 You have not because you ask not. But when we do ask for help when we are at the end of our rope, He is always there to set us free, deliver us and put our feet on the rock which is Jesus.

The result is strength and rest for our soul. He never enjoys our suffering and is always ready to reward us for our pain. Now is the time to rejoice and enjoy the blessed afterward. “Return to your Rest for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you!”

SUBJECT — FAINTING IN AFFLICTION — STREAMS IN THE DESERT

“God tells me not to faint. But what can one do when he is fainting? …you cease from your own doings. You lean hard. You rest. You lie still and trust. God’s message to us is not, “Be strong and of good courage, for He knows our strength and courage have fled away. But it is that sweet word, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Do not try to be strong, Just be still and know that He is God and will sustain you and bring you through.

SONG — TENDER MERCY — KELLY WILLARD — SONGS OF THE VINEYARD

7 thoughts

  1. I do love the way you have framed this particular problem plus it really does give me personally a lot of fodder for consideration. However, through everything that I have seen, I really wish when the actual feedback pile on that folks continue to be on issue and in no way embark upon a soap box associated with the news of the day. Yet, thank you for this exceptional point and even though I do not really agree with it in totality, I value the perspective.

    Like

  2. Hi! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog. Is it difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Thanks

    Like

    1. I honestly prayed about it all and the Lord made It work. I was clueless. WordPress.com is the best. It costs more but is worth it. The theme I use is Anemone. The background colors make it look good I think. The Widgets have a lot of fun stuff. You cannot have the basic plan because all the tricks to making a good site are not provided for in the cheaper plans. Good Luck!

      Like

  3. Hello there, I discovered your web site via Google while looking for a comparable matter, your web site got here up, it looks great.
    I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, simply become alert to your blog through Google, and
    found that it’s really informative. I’m going to be careful for brussels.
    I will be grateful in the event you proceed this in future.
    Many folks will probably be benefited from your writing.
    Cheers!

    Like

  4. Hey There. I found your blog the usage of msn.
    This is an extremely smartly written article. I’ll be sure to
    bookmark it and come back to learn more of your helpful information. Thank you for the post.

    I will definitely return.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s