Sunday, December 28, 2014

Quiet Rest

Sometimes I find myself in need of rest.  Not your normal rest that you get by sleeping or just sitting quietly....nothing like that.  It's a different kind of rest.  The kind you can only get from the Lord.  For many days now I have been need of something that I just couldn't put my finger on.  When I sat down and picked up my Bible I turned to a scripture that talked about quiet rest.  Immediately an old hymn came to mind.  It talks about quiet rest....

Near To The Heart Of God 
(Cleland B. McAfee)

There is a place of quiet rest,
Near to the heart of God;
A place where sin cannot molest,
Near to the heart of God.

There is a place of comfort sweet,
Near to the heart of  God;
A place where we our Savior meet,
Near to the heart of God.


There is a place of full release,
Near to the heart of God;
A place where all is joy and peace,
Near to the Heart of God.

O Jesus, blest Redeemer;
Sent from the heart of God.
Hold us, who wait before thee,
Near to the heart of God.

This is what I have been in need of for days....the quiet rest of the Lord.  At times it is just hard for me to get to the place I need to be to find that rest....which is....near to the heart of God.  As I sit here and sing this to myself tonight I know that the Lord brought this song to my remembrance.  He knows....even when we won't admit it....when we are close to the edge and He wants to help us.  I know that the Lord brought this to my mind to remind me that He is the only place I will find true rest.  And that staying close to Him is the only place there is peace. 

If you are struggling tonight talk to the Lord.  Press in close to Him.  He is where you will find that quiet rest and peace.

James 4:8 (Amp)

Come close to God and He will come close to you. [Recognize that you are] sinners, get your soiled hands clean; [realize that you have been disloyal] wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts [of your spiritual adultery].


  1. I've visited your other blog a few times, and this new one as well. Your honesty is refreshing. Well, this is the third day of the year for us in this side of the globe... a rainy one. Thought I'd hop over to your place to read a bit... and guess what, this post is exactly what I have also been feeling these past days. I have not at all been busy or saddled with anything heavy... but I have been puttering away..... and Father is calling me to have a real down time of quiet rest... near His heart. This song is also one of the old hymns we used to sing, and seeing the lyrics here brings a measure of peace to my soul. I will listen to this hymn... and dear Chelle, I am so thankful I came by this early morning to sit a while with you. What a blessing. Shalom... Lidia