Rest in the Lord

Thoughts by Pastor Brad

Ellen White shares in her book Steps to Christ, “A life in Christ is a life of restfulness. There may be no ecstasy of feeling, but there should be an abiding, peaceful trust. Your hope is not in yourself; it is in Christ.”  The prelude to this quote is a call for us to daily submit our lives and our plans to God in prayer every morning.  Ellen White continues by saying that by daily abiding in the Lord we will be molded to the character of Christ.  How can we have peace in this troubled world?  We pray for those who have been devastated by Dorian in the Bahamas and we intercede for those who are going to be affected in the coming days along our eastern seaboard.  We can find rest in the Lord in the storms!  I read Psalm 46 this morning that begins by saying, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble”, and ends by sharing, “Be still and know that I am God.”  Be still in the middle of the storm.  Place your full trust in the Lord.  He truly is refuge and strength Who will give You rest in Christ.