“In returning and rest shall you be saved;
in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15)
These words keep coming back to me. In the midst of frantically getting this and that done, in the midst of the bowl of macaroni & cheese dumped on the carpet, in the midst of the screaming fits which two-year-olds are wont to do from time to time, in the midst of lists and laundry…in the midst of it all, these words echo.
And I know I need to stop, and truly listen.
In rest. In quietness. In confidence — a kind of calm assurance, free from anxiety.
This same Lord also whispers in my ear,
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)
How foolish I am to refuse!