Giving God No Rest

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

We often can feel that there’s nothing we can do to make a difference. We can think that change is impossible. However, these verses from Isaiah indicate that God has a much different perspective.

Here we see that God wants us to be persistent in prayer. When we “call on the Lord,” we are commanded to give ourselves “no rest.” This means we must be committed and determined. We must believe in the power of prayer and know that God will hear and answer us.

However, God is not inclined to answer half-hearted prayers spoken by people who are ambivalent or who don’t care deeply about a matter. If something matters enough to us, we will give ourselves no rest. We will have the boldness and confidence to come before God with expectancy and faith.

We also are to be persistent with Him. In fact, we are commanded to approach God with boldness and “give Him no rest.” If we don’t see immediate results, we are not to give up or feel discouraged. We are to remain steadfast and keep calling on Him until we see answers.

It is vital that we know God’s Word, so we can be sure of His promises. Then we are to stand on that Word. We must hold on to the Lord’s promises…declare them boldly…and not let Him rest until He does what He has promised.

We are reminded of Jesus’ parable about the widow who, through persistence, received the results she desired before a judge who did not fear God (Luke 18:1-5).

Today, seek God with persistence and boldness. Hold on to His promises until He delivers the answer!