There is sweet rest that comes from the understanding of surrendering all of us to the Lord Home ties and family affection will not bring the rest we covet. Deliverance from trouble will not bring it. Many weary heart has said: "if this great trouble were only gone, I would have rest." But as soon as one crisis goes another comes.
The poor wounded deer on the mountainside thinks if it could only bathe in the cold mountain stream it would have rest. But the arrow is in its flesh, and there is no rest for it until the wound is healed. We shall never have God's rest and peace in our hearts until we have surrendered everything, even our work, to Christ and believe He has taken it all. Then we have to be still and trust.
It is necessary to walk in holy obedience and let God have the government on His shoulder. Paul said, "This one thing I do." There is one narrow path for us all-Christ's will and work for us.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
- A. Simpson