“Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.” (Psalm 116:7 NIV)
Rest can be a nice thing. Rest can also be allusive in these days of much to do about many things.
The psalmist’s words seem to indicate that rest for our soul comes and goes, that soul rest is a choice, and that this kind of rest comes from the Lord. Life definitely has a way of stirring up much unrest. Seizing those times of rest for our souls takes conscience effort, possibly even directing ourselves to “be at rest.” This passage brings up one reminder of a reason for choosing rest: our Lord’s goodness.
Psalms were actually sung. Picture the writer, stretching out his arms while sitting on his bed, then bursting forth into song as he allows his body to fall back upon the bed and pillow. Can you imagine it? Hey! Why imagine? Find your bed and experience it. Say or even sing your own tune to the passage above and take a few moments to rest your soul … once more.
Greeting Card Design: THANK-Mieke – click here to view in the Kat Kreations online katalog. This is one of my sister’s three cats. She provided the photo for this card.
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