There is nothing–no circumstance, no trouble, no testing–that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past God and past Christ right through to me.  If it has come that far, it has come with a great purpose, which I may not understand at the moment.  But as I refuse to become panicky, as I lift up my eyes to Him and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no circumstance will cause me to fret, for I shall rest in the joy of what my Lord is–that is the rest of victory!

–Alan Redpath, former pastor of Moody Church

8 thoughts on “Rest

  1. Kim from Hiraeth says:

    Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.Matthew 11:29-30

  2. bretta says:

    Wow! That’s a powerful statement. I’m calling my dh in a minute to read it to him. He’s been going through some tough struggles and this is just the reminder he needs that God is Sovereign!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Patricia says:

    I’m very new to blogging, have been following yours for a few months now, but this is my first time commenting. I love your blog – thanks for the reminder today of our wonderfully sovereign God.

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