RESTING CALMAND UNDISTURBED

MERRY MONDAY BY PARRIS BAILEY

“He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved.”

“My soul, wait thou only upon God.” — Psalm 62:6.

This morning I woke up and went down to the river. We had a slight freeze so the morning was chilly. The river seemed clearer than usual and there was a mist coming up from the water. I couldn’t help but notice the beauty and it being so calm. Funny how creation understands the faithfulness of God.

John Trappe said “Waiting is nothing else but hope and trust lengthened.” What is God lengthening in you this day? When we rest on His bosom breakthrough happens.

Calvin translates this verse, “My soul, be thou silent before God.” Rest calm and undisturbed. Thine enemies are round about thee, and have sore beset thee thy troubles do surround thee like strong bulls of Bashan; but rest, my soul, in God. Thine enemies are mighty, but HE IS Almighty; thy troubles are grievous, but he is greater than thy troubles, and he shall deliver thee from them. Let not thy soul be agitated. The wicked are like the troubled sea that cannot rest: be not thou like unto them. Be thou calm: let not a wave ruffle thine untroubled spirit. “Cast thy burden on the Lord,” and then sleep on his bosom. Commit thy way unto Jehovah, and then rest in sure and certain confidence.”

Find yourself spinning plates? All the pots are boiling over? I can’t help but think of the song–

“Clear the stage and set the sound and lights ablaze
If that’s the measure you must take to crush the idols
Jerk the pews & all the decorations, too
Until the congregations few, then have revival
Tell your friends that this is where the party ends
Until you’re broken for your sins, you can’t be social
Then seek the Lord & wait for what He has in store
And know that great is your reward so just be hopeful

‘Cause you can sing all you want to
Yes, you can sing all you want to
You can sing all you want to
And still get it wrong;

worship is more than a song

Take a break from all the plans that you have made
And sit at home alone and wait for God to whisper

Beg Him please to open up His mouth and speak

And pray for real upon your knees until they blister

Shine the light on every corner of your life

Until the pride and lust and lies are in the open

Then read the Word and put to test the things you’ve heard
Until your heart and soul are stirred and rocked and broken

‘Cause you can sing all you want to
Yes, you can sing all you want to

You can sing all you want to
And still get it wrong; worship is more than a song”
Jimmy Needham

5 Replies to “RESTING CALMAND UNDISTURBED”

  1. THANK YOU JESUS/HOLY SPIRIT.. HALLELUJAH
    GLORY HONOR AND PRAISE KING OF KINGS JESUS… JESUS YOUR MY ROCK/ALL… I LOVE YOU KING….
    Good morning Pastor Parris, HALLELUJAH, have a glorious filled day in OUR KING OF KINGS…
    Love you, THANK YOU JESUS…. 🙂

  2. Yep! This blog is one of the reasons I am SOOO thankful Parris Bailey is MY pastor! Thanks for this, this morning!
    Love, Mimi

  3. In the midst of kayos, it takes real determination to keep from being overwhelmed, not the type born of stubbornness or from having a dogmatic way about yourself, because those traits require a sense of control, and kayos often gives you nothing to grab hold of. I count myself very fortunate to have long ago left religion behind for a relationship with the One able to safely navigate myself and my loved ones through any variety of foul kayos. We have all heard the saying “when your going through hell, Don’t Stop” The bible clearly warns us that we shall face (my word for today KAYOS) but we are to be of good cheer because like Calvin’s translation say’s thine enemies are mighty, but HE IS ALMIGHTY

  4. Amid the physical disability or situation you find yourself, draw near to God. The world and the one that rules it would have you take your eyes off Jesus and have you focus on you or your situation. Don’t fall for that trick. For me, the obstacle which could drive me from Jesus was the opportunity to draw nearer. So to the person that is no longer able to do as they once did because of whatever, I say use your time wisely and get to know God better, just like this statement in the blog,

    “Take a break from all the plans that you have made
    And sit at home alone and wait for God to whisper.”

    Whether it be from our own foolish decision, an attack from the adversary or a combination of both, God will use all things for our good and bring about His plan. Many times we can stare so intently on “our” objectives we lose sight of our relationship with God. Unless I am missing something, it is that very relationship which Jesus sacrificed Himself to reconcile. It is through that relationship we have access to the goals of our Lord and the His strength that is needed to achieve those goals.
    I know for me I am driven by scratching off another item on the “to do” list and I can lose sight of the bigger picture. I am drawn into side journeys that distract me from His plan and drain me of my energy. Thank God for His faithfulness to always woe me to Himself and meet me in my time of need in just the best way, to renew my strength and set me on His path again and again.

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