Roll and Repose
November 30, 2016

I don’t know about you but I have a really hard time going with the flow of things and not being in complete control of a situation. In other words, I am somewhat of a control freak, but this is something that God has been working on in me this past year.

In those moments where I feel like everything is out of my control and out of the realm of my capabilities, I remind myself to “roll and repose.”

Give it to God, Give Him room and be still.

Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:5 AMP)

The word repose is defined as:

  • The act of resting or the state of being at rest.
  • Freedom from worry; peace of mind.
  • Calmness; tranquility.
  • to put (trust or confidence) in a person or thing
  • to place or put (an object) somewhere

Roll and repose illustrates shifting the burden off of you and putting it on Jesus and it describes the result of that action to give us peace as we trust in Him. Giving each of your cares (what is weighing you down) to him shows we shouldn’t and aren’t meant to carry that burden. After all, he says cast your cares.

Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]. (1 Peter 5:7 AMP)

I know it’s easier said than done, but in every situation where I’ve had to leave my problems or worries at the feet of Jesus, He has proven himself faithful.

Having freedom from worry allows you to trust in Him and His promises.

I just want to encourage you to give whatever is weighing you down completely over to Him. When something is resting in Him, it should stay there. Trust in Him and rest, knowing that whatever you are believing in will come to pass.

“Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” (Psalms 55:22 NLT)
Karen Clatt

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