Thursday – November 16, 2023

Daniel 7-9; Psalm 91; John 19

By Becky Hill Martin

Psalm 91:1
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

R-e-s-t, just the word alone is a peaceful white noise – or whatever color noise you fall asleep to. Unfortunately, the world sees “rest” as a weakness – a four-letter word. From now until December 31, it feels (to me) like the earth is spinning faster and faster. We become little pinballs, shot onto an obstacle course of events, shopping, parties, and more shopping. Bumped around between meeting end of year deadlines and making it a perfect holiday season, when all we really need is r-e-s-t.

It’s easy to get distracted by stress. It’s so all-consuming, we forget how big God is. The God who created the universe is larger than anything we can ever face. Ironically, remembering God during times of unrest is the only way to find peace – shelter.

Dear Lord,
I pray that when we face the chaos of what should ordinarily be happy times, that we lift our eyes to Your Face. Only by making the choice to seek you, can we find shelter and the rest we need.