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  • Writer's pictureRenae Thompson

Who/What is your “Go To”?

More month than money? Fears rise. Not so good news on the other end. What’s your first response? Friends, shopping, a little drink, borrowing from the 401K? We all have them. Our “go to”. Abram lied when confronted about Sarai. Jacob deceived his dad pretending to be Esau. Saul responded practically by offering the sacrifice when Samuel was late. Peter cut off Malchus’ ear when it was time to protect Jesus. 

When various situations arise that catch us off guard or catch up with us, we often respond by seeking out our resources and not our "Source". Isaiah 30:15 says, “For this is what the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said: “In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.” But you were not willing,”

Our solution is in the verse. Repent. Rest. Be quiet. Trust. Isaiah goes on to say in verse18, “Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore, He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him."

Repent. Rest. Be quiet. Trust. Which one(s) is/are difficult for you? Jesus will meet you where you are. Abram became Abraham. Jacob became Israel. Peter was used for the first revival. Saul did not quite get that The Lord wanted his heart. 

Jesus is still calling us to Himself, waiting for us to come to our “Source”, even when we reach for our “resources”. Remember Hebrews 4:14-16 says, Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let’s hold firmly to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things just as we are, yet without sin. Therefore, let’s approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace for help at the time of our need.”

Come, let us go to the throne.

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