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Finding Rest While Under Pressure

Posted on April 21st, 2020

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.

                                                  Isaiah 30:15

In this podcast, I share a message from Isaiah 36-37 when Israel found herself under enormous pressure surrounded by the armies of Assyria. The year is 703 BC and the entire country is squeezed and weighed down under pressure from this invading army. Hezekiah, Israel’s king, responds brilliantly and leads God’s people to a restful place of trust in the living God – and to a deliverance from their enemies as well!

The question, then, is how did he do it? Hezekiah does so in four very specific ways, offering a model for us as we lead amidst the pressure of the Corvid-19 pandemic:

  1. We Must Remain Connected to God
  2. We Must Acknowledge Reality (verses be in denial)
  3. We Must Seek Wise Counsel; and
  4. We Must Wait for Him.

I unpack each of these points in this podcast, inviting you to receive the great invitation and promise of Isaiah 30:15: In repentance and rest is your salvation,   in quietness and trust is your strength. 

Enjoy!

Pete

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