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devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Saturday, Jun 11, 2022

I will give you Rest

Psalm 116:7”Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.”

Early one morning while I was reading the Bible , this scripture spoke to me really deep! Really deep! You got to actually read the entire chapter to understand the feelings of the writer, who is David. Listen, David said, ”The cords of death encompassed me And the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress and sorrow.” He further says, ‘I was brought low’, despite being engulfed with such problems, David goes on to say ‘return to your rest, O my soul!’ Glory, Glory to Jesus!

The above scripture brought me healing, I’m sure someone out there needs this Word today! Stop running to 1000 people, but learn to do self-medication; you may ask what is that? Have you not seen the dogs, cats and few other animals lick their wounds and do self-medication, we got to also learn to treat ourselves. Listen! Don’t get me wrong here, we do need the body of Christ to pray for each other and love each other, but there comes a point in our life, when the ‘pressure and heat’ increases, we got to fend for ourselves. I got to share something personal here, so that you’ll understand what I exactly mean; as preachers and pastors, life becomes terribly lonely for us. If we need shoulders to cry upon, then those shoulders should not only be broad to soak the tears but also it got to be trustworthy, is anybody listening? Not worth it friend. People judge you. Anybody listening? Stop looking for people to download your sob-story, that becomes ‘juice’ for people to drink, enjoy and gossip. Learn to close your door and pray. Be strong. Say like David, ‘Return to your rest, O my soul!’

Exodus 33:14"My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest." These are the awesome words that the Lord spoke to Moses at a time when the Israelites had sinned and lost the presence of God but when Moses interceded to God to forgive their sin, the Lord promised “My presence will go with you”.  Amen.  His presence not only gives us confidence but it gives us REST.  Say Amen. Every anxiety, fear, angst, worries, turbulence would be put to rest because our Master goes before us! Stay calm!

I had to undergo a major operation in the year 2013, my husband was by my side outside the operation theatre and we were talking until the time I was rolled on a stretcher into the operation theatre.  I was surrounded by ward boys and nurses busily getting the place ready, the knives, scissors, big machines sent a chill up my spine, I had to wear  clothes meant for operation and I was made to lie down on the operation table. None could come with me inside the operation room except the Lord who never left my side.  Say Amen.  I closed my eyes oblivious to the hustle and bustle that surrounded me and began to pray.  I experienced the scripture that said: Exodus 33:14"My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest."  



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