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Love one another as Jesus has loved us.

For many Christians, Papa’s wisdom and aid is an after thought. Instead…
Man’s wisdom and influence is the framework that shapes their decision making process.
The observable dethrones the supernatural.
Willpower and self-reliance, not faith, births a life of excellence.
BUT
When calamity comes knocking at their doors. They are surprised and bewildered that none of the above…
Rescues them.
Answers their pleas for help.
Empowers them to stare into the abyss and not flinch.
Papa never promised His children a life of comfort and ease. He forewarned us there would be times of suffering and testing. Times when only our faith and trust in His promises could embolden us to persevere— to overcome.
Papa has declared, “Because he clings to Me in love. I will rescue him from harm. I will set him above danger.
Because he has known Me by name. He will call on Me, and I will answer.
I’ll be with him through hard times;
I’ll rescue him and grant him honor.
I’ll reward him with many good years on this earth and let him witness My salvation.”
Psalm 91:14-16
NEVER FORGET
The Lord is my Shepherd to feed, to guide and to shield me, I shall not want.
He lets me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still and quiet waters.
He refreshes and restores my soul— life.
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the sunless valley of the shadow of death. I fear no evil for You are with me.
Your rod to protect and Your staff to guide, they comfort and console me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You have anointed and refreshed my head with oil. My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life. I shall dwell forever, throughout all my days in the house and in the presence of the Lord.
Psalm 23

Don’t run from tests and hardships, brothers and sisters. As difficult as they are, you will ultimately find joy in them. If you embrace them, your faith will blossom under pressure and teach you true patience as you endure. And true patience brought on by endurance will equip you to complete the long journey and cross the finish line— mature, complete, and wanting nothing.

James 1:2-4

The Voice

Healing— restoration requires resting in the Lord. Trusting Papa unconditionally. 

A rest that declares…

I will live in the present, not the past nor the future.

I am not God, and my efforts without the Holy Spirit’s guidance will be futile.

This rest can’t be added as a task on your “to do” list because it’s a condition of the heart. When your heart is “at rest” the chaos and uncertainty of your circumstances are drowned out by Papa’s loving voice. Gently encouraging you. 

“My child, listen to Me and do as I say, and you will have a long, good life. I will teach you wisdom’s ways and lead you in straight paths. When you walk you won’t be held back. When you run you won’t stumble.

Take hold of My instructions. Don’t let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life. Proverbs 4:10-13

What are Papa’s instructions? 

Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong. For like grass they soon fade away. Like spring flowers they soon wither.

Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.

Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.

Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.

Be still in the presence of the Lord and wait patiently for Him to act.

Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.

Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper. It only leads to harm. For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land. Psalm 37:1-9

Resting in the Lord isn’t something that comes easily to many Christians. 

Why?

Many equate activity with productivity because it provides a false sense of control. 

But…

This addiction to business is in direct opposition to both Jesus’s command and promise.

Come to Me all who are weary and heavily burdened by religious rituals that provide no peace, and I will give you rest. Refreshing your souls with salvation. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me. Following Me as My disciple, for I am gentle and humble in heart. You will find rest, renewal, blessed quiet for your souls. For My yoke is easy to bear, and My burden is light.

Matthew 11:28-30

Amplified Bible

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