But now the Lord my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent. 1 Kings 5:4
The Hope this verse brings to my Heart is beyond words. " Rest on EVERY side"!!! I long for that day. We are told throughout the Bible that God will bring us to a place of rest. And He's not always talking about in the "sweet by and by". O' yes, we have an eternal rest in the Presence of God Almighty but as I recall we were commanded to pray. "Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done in earth as it is in Heaven". Earth, that's where I live right now and it's NOW that I need some rest. King Solomon said that God had given him rest on every side, no adversary and no evil occurrence. "There shall no evil happen to the Just". (Proverbs 12:21) " Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil". ( Matt.6:9-13) It is not God's will for us to stay stressed out all the time. He desires that we have some peace and rest. What are you troubled about? What's keeping you up at night? Start speaking this verse to the mountain that stands in your path to healing, blessing, deliverance and success!!! As Jesus said, it will be cast into the sea. Start telling your mountains how big your God is instead of always telling God how big your mountains are, they will melt in His Presence!
Father, We thank You for rest and peace! In the Name of Jesus all of my stress is gone, all of my enemies are defeated and no evil will come near my dwelling. I am The Blessed of The Lord and He is leading me beside the still waters. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Scott L. Boatner