Beloved, the weapons of war I have given you are mighty and unlike anything of this world. I call you this day to take another look in your arsenal for a weapon that is often overlooked and undervalued—the weapon of rest. Yes, there are times when you need to exercise your faith in an active, forceful manner. However, there are some wars that can only be won through quietness and confidence, the times when I call you to simply rest and trust in My Word.
When you war through rest, you are not being inactive or lazy. On the contrary—you are resisting the urge to rely upon your own strength and cunning and, instead, choosing to align and stand firm upon what I have spoken to you. You trust that I will do exactly as I have promised and will take action on your behalf. And your decision to trust in My Word is powerful in the spirit realm.
When you are facing trials and have done all that I have asked you to do, allow time and space for Me to do My part. Though words and thoughts of opposition will try to come against My Word, war against them by choosing to hold fast. Bring to mind what I have spoken to you when doubts arise. Allow your actions (or choice not to take action) to be a sign in the Spirit of your agreement with My Word. I am faithful and true. I will hold fast to My covenant with you.
Isaiah 30:15 (CJB) For this is what Adonai Elohim, the Holy One of Isra’el, says: “Returning and resting is what will save you; calmness and confidence will make you strong —but you want none of this!
Ephesians 6:13 (VOICE) And this is why you need to be head-to-toe in the full armor of God: so you can resist during these evil days and be fully prepared to hold your ground.
Beautiful word (as always)!
Thank you! 🙂
Janet A Hirsch
Such an important and deep truth to remember! Thank you for sharing, Elisa!
Thank you! “Rest” is something God talks to me about a lot. I can never seem to get enough practice with this lesson, lol.