Rest in Hope

Numbers 6:26

My flesh also will rest in hope. –Psalm 16:9

The Lord says, “Rest in Me today and I will restore your hope.”

I think sometimes we forget the human side of Jesus…  I know I do.  I get caught up and amazed by His eternal glory and infinite power that I forget He was just as human as we are.  He’s been through human life.  He understands your every emotion and struggle and He loves you through all of it.  We need to understand this to have an accurate perception of God.  He’s not some angry god that is like a mean dad waiting for his kid to mess up so he can yell at him.  He’s our friend and a loving Father.  He’s on your side.   He’s in this with you, not against you.

God spoke to Moses telling him to bless the children of Israel by telling them, “the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” (Num 6:26)

How do we get peace from His countenance?  Well, the only way that is going to happen is when you have an accurate perception of His countenance—His expression towards you.  When He looks at you what He sees is love.  He sees a saint.  He sees family—His sons and daughters.  He is smiling at you because…

He’s proud of you.   

Believe this word today and rest in the hope of God.  It will change your life.

 

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