Today I went to the beach, just to get away from the noise, and listen to the ocean. While for a moment the beach was not crowded, it was quite pleasant. Before hand this morning I was reading a scripture that is posted in our kitchen:
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:1-6
While I was walking listening to the waves roar as they crashed into the sand forcefully, I was reminded of the scripture I had read previously. I got to thinking, “He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.” Although the waves today were roaring and crashing, I was reminded of the quietness of God. How His still small voice can come in a flash and remind us who He is. Through Him we have no reason to fear, He is bigger than our fears. He has already conquered the grave, He has conquered a forceful death. Sometimes it is the simple nuggets from the Holy Spirit that remind me of the character of God.
When your heart is busy, what do you find rest in? Is it of God, or is it of man?