The only way that we can succeed in life is to trust God! If you use this lens to view the history of Israel you will see that this has been the challenge throughout their history.
God has constantly been calling His people to trust Him above all else. Israel trusted God for a period of time and then they would place their trust in someone else. It is this type of inconsistency that caused Israel to never receive the full blessing that God had in store for them because of their lack of trust.
Even in the midst of their exile from their land, God calls on Israel to “return to Him.” He speaks a truth to us that we must remember, “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength.”
God wants us to rest in Him. We can only rest by trusting God. Put your full trust in God, completely and consistently then you will have peace and rest.
Tomorrow’s Reading: Isaiah 33:10-36:22; Galatians 5:13-26; Psalm 64:1-10; Proverbs 23:23