Resting in God’s Arms

Woman Relaxing In Swimming Pool Water. Summer Holidays Vacation.

 

Do you like to swim?  I love it!  I try to go swimming every Tuesday.  It’s a great time to think and pray.  At the end of a swim the other week, I was enjoying floating on my back and thinking.  It reminded me of one of my favorite verses from the Bible, Isaiah 41:10.  God promises to uphold us with His righteous right hand.  He holds us up just like the water does.

The key to floating is relaxing.  If we struggle, we sink. It is the same with our relationship with God.  In the same verse God says, “Do not fear, do not anxiously look around you.”  How can we relax and not fear and not be anxious?  Because God says, “I am with you, I am your God, I will strengthen you, I will help you, and I will hold you up.”  Wow! What great promises these are for us!  He is Almighty God and can do everything He promises.

There is a beautiful hymn that I love to sing. Here are the first two verses:

Jesus! I am resting, resting
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee,
And Thy beauty fills my soul,
For, by Thy transforming power,
Thou hast made me whole.

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

Oh, how great Thy loving kindness,
Vaster, broader than the sea:
Oh, how marvelous Thy goodness,
Lavished all on me!
Yes, I rest in Thee, Beloved,
Know what wealth of grace is Thine,
Know Thy certainty of promise,
And have made it mine. 

If you can, look up the hymn and read the rest of the verses, along with the music.  They will speak to your heart.  You can feel yourself relaxing and floating in His arms as you sing this hymn.

We have a choice.  Will we struggle in His arms by being fearful and anxious?  Or, will we rest in who He is and in His promises?

Hymn: Jesus, I am Resting, Resting by Jean Sophia Pigott  and James Mountain.

Written by Denise Zambrano: Denise loves to teach the Bible and sing. She teaches a women’s Bible study and a high school Sunday School class.  Along with her daughter, Linda, she is an advocate at A Baby’s Breath (a crisis pregnancy center). She loves being a grandmother to Tim, Becky, Alexander and William (who is with Jesus).  She was a missionary with Radio Station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador for 35 years.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Resting in God’s Arms

  1. Gary Thorne Sr. says:

    Beautiful truth, Denise. An important reminder to rest in Jesus and not be anxious in our society of anxiety. And God bless you for your 35 years of serving God at HCJB!

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