A Place of Quiet Rest

2 02 2008

The world can be a pretty rough place. It is especially difficult for those who live to serve Jesus and glorify God.

One of the words used in the Bible to describe the difficulties of life is “tribulation.” In fact, Jesus plainly tells us that in the world we (His followers) will experience tribulation (John 16:33). So, it is no surprise when we do.

 The amazing thing is that He also tells us to “be of good cheer” in that very same verse.

That perplexing combination of joy in times of trouble is found throughout the Scriptures. It is part of our heritage. We are to face the trials of life with confidence and peace. We are to be “overcomers” of adversity and thankful in all situations (1 Thess. 5:18).

That’s not natural. Some would say it is impossible. One thing is sure; it is not something produced by programs, fellowships, or activities. We live in a time when those things are abundant.

Nevertheless, there is a place of quiet rest deep in the heart of God. It is a secret spiritual refuge for those who seek it.

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