“In repentance and rest you will be saved, in quietness and trust is your strength.” Isaiah 30:15.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלוהים) says:
The path of life is the path of quietness because it is a path of knowing and trusting. It is not a path of fretting, worry, and confusion. If you have received Jesus as your Lord, you are indwelt by the Holy Spirit who is witnessing with your spirit as He leads you and guides you to all truth. You are not to be confused, fretting, fearful, anxious, and frantic like those who are not saved and do not know the truth.
How do you keep from worry, confusion, and fear in these perilous times before My Son returns?
The answer is simple but deep, for it is to shape your thoughts, words, and lifestyle, and it is this: Do not talk about what you do not know and what you do not have. Instead talk about what you know from My Word and what you have in Christ Jesus, and, when you know how to hear My voice, what My Spirit tells you, for He reminds you of all I have said. And then you will compose and quiet your soul within you. Because the truth is that you have everything you need for life and godliness and you lack nothing.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:2-3.
Look at that Scripture, do you see that all that comes—the grace, the peace, the supply, the glory—is based on your knowledge of Me and My Son? The grant comes through the knowledge of Me and My Son for I have called you by My own glory and excellence. What does this mean to you? Let Me tell you:
For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. 2 Peter 1:4.
Do you know this? You are not only receiving all you need for every area of your life, that is, both physical and spiritual, but I have made you, through My precious and magnificent promises, and they are all “yes” to you in Jesus, 2 Corinthians 1:20, a partaker of My divine nature. You have escaped corruption (the curse) that is in the world because of lust.
What you know and put your trust in makes all the difference between a tormented life of worry, anxiety, confusion, depression, and fretting, and a life filled with quietness and shalom peace.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28.
Do you know that? If not, start saying it. For Paul wrote this to believers like you and the Spirit said you know this. How? My Spirit in you is telling you this. Are you listening or too busy idly fretting as you give attention to your flesh rather than My Spirit. You may be thinking that your life is not working out that way, but that is because you are not walking the path of quietness which is the path of knowing and trusting.
O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult (marvelous) for me. Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child rests upon his mother, my soul is like a weaned child within me. O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forever. Psalm 131:1-3.
If you abide in Me and I in you, that means you remain in My Word and My Word remains in you, you may ask what you will, and I will do it. John 15:11. That is a promise, do you know it?
Do you know My magnificent promises and given to you in My Covenant Names? I AM the LORD your healer, your provider, your helper, your deliverer, your refuge, your fortress, your everlasting rock, your redeemer, your shepherd, your strength and song, your forever Father.
Do you know these things? Do you call upon My Name and then know I am doing just what I have promised you in My Name?
Instead of asking Me if I do not care or why I do not seem to be giving you what you ask, why don’t you say with My sweet psalmist David, “This I know, that God is for me.” Psalm 56:9.
Do you know that I love you? Can you say: “We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us.” 1 John 4:16.
In the midst of a storm that looks contrary to My promises do you stand up in peace, like Paul did in the worst storm he had faced in his life, and speak your trust? Do you sing with David, “Behold, God is my helper; the LORD is the sustainer of my soul.” Psalm 54:4.
Or do you say that you have prayed and prayed but I am not helping you? I am helping you. Say that instead of begging for help. Speak out with confidence instead of sobbing and begging and watch the help come in and bring the breakthrough.
My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever. Psalm 121:2-8.
My Word is true and truth prevails. Stop saying what you do not have, and say what you have, that is, an all-powerful Helper, a Healer, a Redeemer, a great good Shepherd who is seeing to all your needs and there is nothing you shall want, and a Father who has given you everything He has, even His Kingdom.
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32.
And that will calm your tormented heart and take out the confusion. Those around may still say, “What are you going to do?” And just answer, the LORD is showing me, His Spirit in me is guiding me. Cast your cares on Me and have peace beyond understanding. But to do that you must know Me. You must know and believe in the love I have for you. You must know that I am your helper.
There are so many things I tell you that you know. Do you know them? Make it your business to find out and say them. Say what you know and what you have. Say you are not confused because those who are My children are led by My Spirit. No questions, you are. Talk about that your good Shepherd is leading you to green pastures and beside quiet peaceful waters and you shall not want for any good thing.
The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; but they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing. Psalm 34:10.
And do not be like those who do not know where they are going when they die. Even believers will say that they “hope” they are going to Heaven and wonder if they have been good enough. Learn from the lesson of the criminal beside Jesus on the Cross, he had blown his whole life and done nothing fruitful, but at the end of his life, under a sentence of death, he repented, acknowledged his responsibility for his sins, and humbly put his life in the hands of My Son with love. And that day, He was with Jesus in Paradise. Jesus had taken his sins on Himself, indeed the sins of everyone from the first sin to the last. Do you know that you who are in Jesus have eternal life assured?
He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:12-13.
When you have prayed according to My Will know that what you have asked for is yours.
This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. 1 John 5:14-15.
And the way you know My Will is by knowing My Word, especially My Covenant Names. Those all express My Will towards you. I am the LORD your righteousness. I am the LORD who sanctifies you. And I do it by the washing with the water of My Word. Speak what I tell you in My Word that you have, that you are, that you know. And you will find out it is enough, in fact, more than enough, to meet every need and situation in your life.
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16.
Confidently come, that is not fretting and begging, that is not speaking what you don’t have, rather it is speaking what you do have and coming to receive and find it just when you need it. Jesus is the high priest of your confession, that is, what you are saying. But in Greek the word used there is “homologia,” which means you are speaking the exact same words He is in perfect agreement with Him. And you know, He only speaks My Words for He is My Word that I sent to heal you and deliver you from all your destructions.
Do you know that? Do you know Him? Do you know Me?
Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son’s name? Surely you know! Proverbs 30:4.
And how are you saved in every situation? You believe in your heart and speak with your mouth. As you have received Jesus so walk in Him.
But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down), or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).” But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:6-13.
I love you. If you want to walk on the path of life it is not a way of worry, confusion, and fretting. It is for those with a journey to make. Do not ever speak about what you do not know and what you do not have to Me or to others. Honor Me and encourage others by speaking about what I have already given you in Christ Jesus your Lord.