You know how it goes, one day -almost without noticing- you entertain one thought, one worry, one doubt, one fear, one question, one… and then two days later, and then three days later, and the next week, and the week after that you have a wandering mind, with no limits whatsoever, your spirit is troubled, and of course, you feel heavy burdened.
Go back to the Scriptures and mediate on them day and night. Memorize God’s Word, pray it, recite it, mutter it. The Word of God will dissipate all doubts, all fears, it will strengthen your heart. It will help you fight those vain thoughts.
James Smith said,
“We must mix faith with the Word; seek to hold fellowship with God through every portion; and realize the presence of the Holy Spirit, who alone can render the Word profitable”
How true this is! Let us come, to the Word. Let us abide in it, let us persevere with all diligence to keep it in our heart and mind.
Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.” How do we come to Him? We come to Him in prayer and we find Him in the Word. It is there where we hear Him speak to our need, to our troubled soul.
Is your heart troubled and your mind wandering today?
Under His sun and by His grace,
Profiting from the Scriptures by J.C. Ryle
I'm thankful for you Becky! Your words have blessed my heart this day! How PRECIOUS God's Word is!! How PRECIOUS our Saviour is!!!
Love to you!
This affirmation has been on my heart much again lately. As much as I enjoy books I feel that so much devotion to reading what others have to say can rob me of time to read and meditate on the Scriptures for the simple pleasure of knowing and communing with Him better.
I feel like time is ticking away and I have so much left to learn from the Bible. I think I need to take an extended break from all reading except Scripture (well, and a few reference books of course – who can live without a concordance and word study? 😉
This blessed me today. Much love to you Becky.
Thank you for this encouragement!