Grace and peace from our Lord Jesus Christ. Heartfelt gratitude to you all for the chance to take a little time off. I did not take time off from my prayers for you all. In such an unsettled time, I pray for the peace of God in your lives.
I believe we all have experienced the difficulty of calming our soul and waiting before God. What I have come to understand is that our old nature is restless. It is also because we live in a world that is in so much hurry. We feel uptight or anxious. When we feel restless, we will always have the TV on. We constantly stroll through our phones moving from apps to apps. We start a project we can not complete.
This restlessness is identified by different names. Some consider it our search for meaning. Or, is it our desire for significance? Is it the fuel that drives us for money or power? I see it as our soul longing for God. Saint Augustine said something interesting: “Lord, you have made us for yourself. Our heart is restless until it rests in you.” If we translate what Saint Augustine is saying, we will agree that our completion as humans is not found in romance, wealth, nor learning. It is found in the one who made us.
Do you identify with a feeling of restlessness? If you do, it is time to know God intimately and trust him completely. These few days, I have not missed a moment to respond to the haunts and hounds of God’s Spirit. Are you restless? Begin your week by renewing your love for God. His Spirit will convert your restlessness into peace.
God bless you all. Please stay safe.
Memory verse: Psalm 46:10.
“We need to find God. He can not be found in noise and restlessness” (Mother Teresa).