Here is a curious, yet wonderful, truth: repentance can actually lead to rest – rest of the soul. There is always an inner struggle – a struggle between choosing the divine way, or choosing the carnal way. When we choose to live the carnal way we war with goodness and holiness. But when we acknowledge our mistakes and repent only then can we find a holy peace from God. When we are restored to the Lord we discover how God originally intended us to live. Repentance and rest – only in God can we find such desirable outcomes.
Isaiah 30:15 “This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…” (NIV)
Kevin Orr (7/18/2019)