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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Rest...

Sometimes it feels like everything is coming against me… even as I smile and go through life like I don’t see the issues, they’re rushing towards me but I refuse to get depressed about them. I ask myself, is it worth killing yourself over? If you don’t see it as worth your life then why bother? It’ll surely pass, the issue will be sorted and life will move on.
This evening was one of those oh what a life lamentation time, but I’ve been comforted by this truth whispered in my heart, that for every pain and every challenge, there are hundreds of gains and goodness. For every tear, there’s a lot more joy. There’s a lot more good happening than the bad we project.
Have you noticed how our minds tend to project the bad happening more than all the good happening?

You think you see trouble? Well, reasons for your peace are more than those troubles that have come against you. So choose peace. Choose rest. Choose life. You’ll be surprise at how well things come into perspective when you rest. I’m not referring to the drug induced kind of rest that blanks reality out, I’m talking of the kind of rest God offers… the one where He tells us to come to Him and He will give us rest. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
When you’re in the God kind of rest, you’re in a glory induced haze and your eyes are opened to see that you are a giant in the eyes of the troubles coming your way and not the other way round. You see that there’s more sweet in the pudding than sour and you’re able to conquer/endure easily.

I love this story of Elisha and his servant….
When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. “Oh, sir, what will we do now?” the young man cried to Elisha.
“Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” 17Then Elisha prayed, “O  lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.
2 kings 6:15-17

That story isn’t just for then. It’s for now. There’s more working for you and in your favor than against you. Even when life seems to be falling apart, there are more things that have fallen in place for you than fallen apart. It’s all a matter of your mindset, what you choose to amplify, what you choose to fix your gaze on.
Trust that you’re going to be alright and whatever situation, no matter how massive it looks is just like a grasshopper that will be stumped on. In the words of Elisha “ don’t be afraid, for there are more on our side than on theirs”
There’s more working for you than against you. Rest in the arms of your Fathers love.

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