Rest in His Reasoning



Acts 17:26-28a (NIV) 

26 From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in Him we live and move and have our being.’ 


Luke reminds us in these passages of Paul’s intention in stating, “God did so that they (mankind) would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him… in Him we live, and move and have our being.” 


Paul is saying that you and I are on the planet, at this present time,  in this current location, appointed by God Himself, in order that we would seek Him and find Him.  He intends that this wasn’t an accident and neither are you.  Paul says that God isn’t hiding from us, but rather is close and is awaiting our reciprocated pursuit of Him.  That it is only within His very being, that we truly find our own.  That until we know and trust Him, it is impossible to truly know ourselves.  This reality requires surrender of our own control, … and surrender of our own control of the narrative.  Which, controlling by the way, can be exhausting…right?  This is why Jesus offers relief.   


In Matthew 11, Jesus invited us to Himself.  He implied complete rest and restoration for the weary who’ve been seeking significance, pursuing direction and fighting for control.  In other words, He offers peace to those who’ve been fighting for themselves.  He offers forgiveness and wholeness to all seeking to be their own God.  Will you simply go to Him today?  He isn’t far.  He isn’t hiding.  He is waiting… for you.  Run to Him.  Collapse in His arms.  Exhale and drink in His peace for you.  In Him find life, find movement, and find your very being today.