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Rest in His Presence

Rest in His Presence


I come to you just longing to be with you. I put away everything on my mind to rest in your presence and behold you. Remove all distractions that are trying to capture my attention.

Help me to remember your words to Martha in Luke 10:42 when she busied herself with tasks while Mary sat at your feet: “But one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” You are worth my wholehearted devotion. Set my eyes on your eyes of love that are already locked on me.

Lord, come and dwell here. Awaken my heart to the reality of your presence. You are more real than anything I see with my physical eyes. When you call to me and beckon me to come away with you, I cannot help but seek you. Renew me with your rest.

I find my voice in David’s words in Psalm 27:4, “One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple.”

Your presence is my portion and my great reward. Today and forever. I exchange the hurry of the world for the blessing of lingering in your presence. Keep me here with you. I resolve to take time daily to rest in your presence, no matter what circumstances I find myself in. I will choose the rest of my God over the chaos of the world. I love you Lord.

In Jesus’ name,


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Hannah Smith