More Is Less

I’m short on both time and ideas this week, and perhaps it’s for the best. Just as Bible commentaries and devotionals can become a snare if they are allowed to crowd out direct absorption of Scripture itself, the serious Christian writer may sabotage her own spiritual growth by talking too much and forgetting to let the Bible speak for itself.

With that in mind, and with fatigue being a major issue in my life at the moment, I give you some of my favorite verses on resting in the Lord. (All are from the New International Version, 1984 edition.)

“He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul” (Ps. 23:2-3a).

“‘Be still [relax, let go] and know that I am God'” (Ps. 46:10a).

“‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light'” (Mt. 11:28-30).

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6-7).

Why not take a few minutes right now to meditate on these things?

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