It’s amazing what time and the touch of my Father’s Spirit will do when I’m “all wet.” Clean clothes that are still wet must be readied for wear by hanging for a while in the sun and breeze.
The wind simply does wonders to make us “ready.”
While some of our trials may need a little more time than a gentle breeze will take, it’s this place of quiet waiting upon the Lord where we learn to say, “He makes all things beautiful (ready) in His time.”
It is in this place of rest where most things receive His finishing touch. “Those who wait upon the Lord will renew “their readiness.” Renewed strength means we’re “ready for action.”
“Thinketh no evil.” 1 Cor. 13:5
“Let it rest!” Ah! How many hearts on the brink of anxiety and disquietude, by this simple sentence have been made calm and happy! Some proceeding has wounded us by its want of tact; let it rest; no one will think of it again. A harsh or unjust sentence irritates us; let it rest; whoever may have given vent to it will be pleased to see it forgotten. A painful scandal is about to estrange us from an old friend, let it rest, and thus preserve our charity and peace of mind. A suspicious look is on the point of cooling our affection, let it rest; our look of trust will restore confidence.
Fancy! We, who are so careful to remove the briars from our pathway for fear they should wound, yet take pleasure in collecting and piercing our hearts with thorns that meet us in our daily intercourse with one another! How childish and unreasonable we are!
The vents made by Time will soon mend if you will let God have His way. GOLD DUST~Streams in the Desert
“The clearest indicator that healing rest has occured is renewed joy in serving.” ~anonymous