All 2024 Daily Devotional MessagesIn Touch Devotional By Dr Charles Stanley

In Touch Devotional 24th June 2024 || Dr Charles Stanley


In Touch Devotional 24th June 2024 || Dr Charles Stanley


If God’s People Rest
We will be blessed if we listen when God instructs us to stop striving and wait.

Scripture: Isaiah 30:15-21

15 For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.

18 And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.

20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:

21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

In Touch Devotional 24th June 2024 || Dr Charles Stanley

In the season of upheaval described in today’s reading, God clearly specified how the people of Israel could be saved from their enemy. They were under threat from Assyria, and God said to wait on His ultimate deliverance instead of trying quick fixes like running to Egypt for protection. Repentance, rest, quietness, and trust were His gracious prescriptions for those awaiting restoration.

Tragically, the Israelites “would have none of it” (v. 15 NIV). Some fled on horses only to meet with disaster—a stark reminder that relying on our own efforts can easily fail us. So how can we learn to accept God’s invitation to trust and rest when we’re tempted to take matters into our own hands?

This is our hope: No matter how bleak our circumstances seem, God is our constant source of security—our “very ready help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). It is our confidence in His character and constancy that enables us to experience peace, even when chaos surrounds us. We serve a gracious and just God who longs to pour out compassion and deliver us. Our choice to rest is a profound act of trust. Indeed, “blessed are all who wait for him” (Isa. 30:18 NIV).

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In Touch Devotional 24th June 2024 || Dr Charles Stanley

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