How to Have Rest, Even When Nothing is Making Sense

Storm-on-the-Sea-of-Galil-002I appreciate these words from Paul David Tripp to help remind the Christian of God’s sovereign care and the rest that such grace produces in our hearts and lives, even when nothing seems to be making sense around us:

“The best theology will not remove mystery from your life, so rest is found in trusting the One who rules, is all, and knows no mystery.

God is with you in your moments of darkness because he will never leave you. But your darkness isn’t dark to him. Your mysteries aren’t mysterious to him. Your surprises don’t surprise him. He understands all the things that confuse you the most. Not only are your mysteries not mysterious to him, but he is in complete charge of all that is mysterious to you and me.

Remember today that there is One who looks at what you see as dark and sees light. And as you remember that, remember, too, that he is the ultimate definition of everything that is wise, good, true, loving, and faithful. He holds both you and your mysteries in his gracious hands, and because he does, you can find rest even when the darkness of mystery has entered your door.”

(New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional, January 4)

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