Thoughts on Today’s Verse
How we love to fret and worry about this and that. Indeed, I have heard it said: “How worrying it would be if we did not have anything to worry about!” And yet how much this violates the wisdom of Scripture, for we are admonished not to fret, nor to fear, nor to carry our own burdens, but to cast all our worries upon the Lord. To be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication to talk to the Lord, in our own words, and in the quietness of ‘spirit to Spirit’ communion, to tell God what are our needs, to talk to Him about the things that so often cause us to fret and worry, and to thank Him for all he has done for us.
Rather than fretting, we are to rest in God. Rather than worrying, we are to be still before the Lord. Rather than being anxious, we are to abide in Christ, to remain secure under the shadow of His wing, and to repose in the arms of our beloved Saviour Who died and rose again so that we might live with Him forever. For our hope comes from Him, alone.
Were we to read this verse and act on it the moment that a worry casts a dark shadow across the portal our heart, we would neither fret nor be troubled, nor would we be anxious about anything. Instead, we would safely abide in the arms of Jesus, for He is our eternal sufficiency. He would calm our fears and still our anxious thoughts. The fortress of His love would be our protection, and we would never be shaken as we abided in Christ, our Rock and our salvation.
Let us read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest the truth that is enfolded in the embrace of these words of wisdom that have been sent to us directly from our Father’s throne in heaven: “Rest in God alone, my soul – for my hope comes from Him.”
Loving Father, what a thrill to know that all my hope comes from You. All my security, all my love, all my joy, and all my delight is founded in the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You, Father, that I can come to You and rest in You every moment of the day and night. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN.
5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.