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Quiet Confidence

April 2, 2014

Isaiah 30:15-16 AMP
15 For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning [to Me] and resting [in Me] you shall be saved; in quietness and in [trusting] confidence shall be your strength. But you would not …

Look at the context of this verse. This message is directed at Israel during one of their rebellions against God. God issues this warning that they can only be saved by returning to Him. This warning still applies today. We cannot hope to be saved without returning back to God.

The interesting part of this verse is the part about rest. Look closely at what resting in the Lord is, it’s not passive – waiting around for the Lord to do something! It’s quiet confidence in Him. When we are truly trusting in the Lord’s ability to rescue us, we find peace and strength. This rest comes from knowing that He is in control and capable of saving us from even the darkest of places. Yet, as the last phrase says, our pride often makes us unwilling.