Confident To Rest (Psalm 116:7)

Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

Psalm 116:7 (KJV)

We are at rest when we are confident that God is handling everything that concerns us. We rest in our confidence that God has already made available what we need, and out of this assurance will we see His goodness showing up in our lives. God works when we are at a place of peace.

Weekly Grace: Redeemed From The Curse Of The Law

Many people think of the Blessing as being circumstantial. In other words, that we are blessed when things are going well; and when things are not going well, we are not blessed. However, the biblical definition of the Blessing is to be empowered to prosper. To be blessed means to be set up for victory and success in every area of life!

The truth is that as born again Believers we are blessedWe are blessed on the mountaintop and we are blessed in the valley. We are blessed when things are going well and we are blessed when things are not going well. The reason is that—no matter the situation—victory has already been made available! Jesus has won us the victory two thousand years ago. And as a result of the finished works of Jesus, you and I are blessed!

The opposite of being blessed is to be cursed. And the definition of being cursed is to be empowered to fail. A person operating under the curse is a person who can never quite get ahead. No matter how hard they struggle and strive, it seems that things are always set up to their disadvantage. Friend, regardless of what your past experiences may have been, do you know the Bible says that Jesus has redeemed us from the curse of the law? As a result of the finished works of Jesus, you and I have been redeemed from the empowerment to fail.

Notice what we have been redeemed from is “the curse of the law.” This means that we have been redeemed from sweating and struggling and performing to try to get into right standing with God or to try to get God to bless us. Because of what Jesus has done for us, you and I now have free access to the boundless blessings of God by faith. As a result of the finished works of Jesus, God no longer deals with us based on our performance. And so we need not to work hard to try to get God to move in our lives; all we need to do is put our faith in Jesus. We are called to trust in the sufficiency of the finished works of Jesus rather than in our own performance.

God deals with us purely through the lens of the finished works of His Son. When God looks at you and me, He sees us in Christ. What He sees when He looks at you and me is Jesus in us. And this means that He sees us perfect. Yes, even at those times when we miss it and come up short, the boundless grace and mercy of our Heavenly Father are always there rushing toward us.

Understanding the goodness of God does not give us license to live in sin. The contrary—understanding the goodness of God actually brings about the very change of heart that causes us to no longer want to live in sin. Truly, it is the goodness of God that leadeth people to repentance. It is the goodness of God that turns us from failure and disappointment to living a live of victory and peace.

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, I thank You that You are not holding my sins and my failures against me. Thank You for sending Jesus to deliver me from the bondage of past mistakes and from the guilt and shame of performance-based living, and for bringing me into a place of victory and peace. Teach me how to live as who You have created me to be. In Jesus’ name, amen.

SCRIPTURES:

Galatians 3:13-14

Romans 2:4

2 Corinthians 5:21

Romans 4:8

Ephesians 1:4-6

Psalm 23:6

Psalm 103:1-3

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Respond In Faith (Acts 16:25-26)

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

Acts 16:25-26 (KJV)

The way we respond in moments of hardship will often determine what the outcome will be. Paul and Silas, when locked up in prison, responded by praising God. As a result a miracle took place which enabled them to escape. When we praise God in the midst of the storm, we make ourselves available to seeing His supernatural power at work in our lives!

Confident To Rest (Psalm 116:7)

Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

Psalm 116:7 (KJV)

Our soul is at rest when we are confident that God is handling everything that concerns us. We rest in our confidence that God has already made available what we need, and out of this assurance will we see His goodness showing up in our lives. God works when we are at a place of peace.

Respond In Faith (Acts 16:25-26)

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

Acts 16:25-26 (KJV)

The way we respond in moments of hardship will often determine what the outcome will be. Paul and Silas, when locked up in prison, responded by praising God. As a result a miracle took place which enabled them to escape. When we praise God in the midst of the storm, we make ourselves available to seeing His supernatural power at work in our lives!

Pray With Confidence (1 John 5:14)

This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us.

1 John 5:14 (KJV)

The will of God is revealed through the Word of God. And so let us approach our heavenly Father with the confidence that as we pray according to His will, it is His good pleasure to give us the kingdom. God is withholding no good thing from us, and He is looking for each of us to be instruments and vessels through which His glory may manifest on earth as it is in heaven. 

Jesus Gives Us Rest (Matthew 11:28)

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28 (KJV)

Jesus gives us rest because He is our sufficiency, and through His finished works we have full and complete access to the boundless riches and beauties of the kingdom of God. And so whatever your need may be today, be sure to take it to the Lord, fellowship with Him, and thank Him that in Him your need is met. Faith gives us access to all that the grace of God has already made available.

Confident To Rest (Psalm 116:7)

Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

Psalm 116:7 (KJV)

Our soul returns to its rest when we are confident that God is handling everything that concerns us. We rest in our confidence that God has already made available what we need, and out of this quiet assurance will we see His goodness showing up in our lives. God works when we are at a place of peace.

Confident To Rest (Psalm 116:7)

Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

Psalm 116:7 (KJV)

Our soul returns to its rest when we are confident that God is handling everything that concerns us. We rest in our confidence that God has already made available what we need, and out of this quiet assurance will we see His goodness showing up in our lives. God works when we are at a place of peace.