We covered the meaning of Grace and dived deeper into Isaiah 40:31. This post will be co-written by Chukwudi and myself. We will be sharing our own accounts on times we rested in God and challenges we faced. May you be blessed as you read in Jesus name.
Resting in God has not been easy for me, especially as someone that liked to be in control, and stubbornness doesn’t help either. I have been through many seasons in my life where I have been crushed down and remoulded by God. He was reminding me that I can not do it all on my own and remind me that he is beside me. If I did it alone I will only be frustrated, heartbroken and depressed. And in him, there is complete peace. I just need to put my hope in him.
There were times where I thought I knew better and was pushing myself away from God. That attracted anxiety and fear, and I was doubting my decisions a lot. Went from a confident and self-aware woman to one who doubted her own decisions and became double-minded. The bible says that a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. And that was exactly what happened. I even noticed that the further away I was from God the harder it was to love others and even myself. So I had many conflicts with my friendship and romantic relationship. When what was missing was focusing on God and resting in him. This took over 2 years of being hot and cold but the journey was needed. I learnt a lot about myself and how without Christ you are in Crisis. You cannot be lukewarm and expect to grow in God.
As I began to rest in God, there was this peace and contentment that I’ve never had before. I felt so full in his love and it brought so much joy into my life. The way I interact with others was different and my main focus was to show love. Remind them that they are loved by God. I faith in him strengthened and I started praising him for what he was going to do in my life, because I remind myself that his thoughts towards me are of good and not of evil, to bring me to an expected end!