Day 21: Jesus I am Resting, Resting

Two weeks ago we sang this song at church, appropriate since the sermon focused on the Sabbath (you can find the link to listen to Aarik’s sermon here). My mom also brought the song to mind in a recent email.

This is my favorite of all the verses…

Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus,
I behold Thee as Thou art,
And Thy love, so pure, so changeless,
Satisfies my heart;
Satisfies its deepest longings,
Meets, supplies its every need,
Compasseth me round with blessings:
Thine is love indeed!

…partly because of those middle lines, “satisfies my heart; satisfies its deepest longings, meets supplies its every need” – wow. That’s one of those phrases that I have to sing as a prayer, asking God to make that be true, because so often I don’t feel that anything is satisfying all the deepest longings of my heart.

I often find I sing that way – not boldly stating something, but begging God to give me what those words are saying. Have you ever felt that?

Jesus, I am resting, resting,
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.

I may not be able to claim I am resting, but I can whisper it in prayer, Jesus help me to rest in the joy of what you are.

Jesus I am resting

Today is Day 21 of being called to rest.

 

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  1. Yes. He sees the heart. “I believe, help Thou my unbelief”

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  2. Ethel Mller

     /  October 22, 2013

    Singing those powerful words as a prayer is great — it works that way for me too. And you said recently that you are singing in your head almost all the time.. Well, then the prayer is there, too — almost all the time. I feel so empty a lot of the time and this song tells that story “I tried the broken cisterns, Lord, but ah! the waters failed. —- and mocked me as I wailed. Now none but Christ can satisfy, None other name for me —-” WE know what we need, but life is so daily and takes a lot out of us. But a friend reminded me that we are overcomers (in Christ). And the Lord knows what is in our hearts. TYL.

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