Rest in Your Father’s Right Hand

by Laurie Aker

Our culture puts so much emphasis on man’s accomplishments attained through man’s efforts. People measure themselves and compare themselves with one another. Women have been pressured excessively by all of the varied expectations placed upon them, and in an effort to establish their place, women are often more competitive than they are compassionate. Our human perspective is far off the mark. We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ for good works, works that God ordained before the foundation of the world (Eph. 2:10), works that we are unable to do apart from Him. We are created to reflect and magnify God. We would be helpless to accomplish anything on our own, but as we work to follow Christ, as we keep our eyes fixed on Him, He who began a good work in us will bring it to pass! We can rest in these truths.

…As we walk forward by faith, trusting and clinging to God, God does the work we are unable to do. He transforms our hearts and minds from the inside out. We become more and more like Jesus. Through His power and by His grace, we go forward and God accomplishes what we could never do on our own. He trans- forms us as He keeps us.

Rest in your Father’s right hand this week. Each day, prayerfully step forward in obedience, clinging to your shepherd and trusting in God’s ability to work.


This blog post is an excerpt from the Thistlebend Discipleship Study Falling in Love Again with Your Lord available here.

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