Genesis 8 · Noah · Rest in Him · Trust · Work

rest in Him… Genesis 8:1-4…

But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock
that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth,
and the waters subsided. The fountains of the deep and the windows
of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained,
and the waters receded from the earth continually. At the end of 150 days
the waters had abated, and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day
of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
Genesis 8:1-4 ESV
Noah… he worked for years… building the ark…
worked tirelessly… at what God called Him to do…
until it was complete…
The animals and Noah’s family entered the ark…
his part complete… and now… he rested…
God shut the doors…
the water burst forth from the ground…
and poured down from the skies…
Forty days… forty nights…
All the while… Noah rested…
in the work he had done for God…
All the while… Noah rested…
caring for the animals God entrusted to Him…
All the while… Noah rested…
trusting God where he had no control…
Noah rested…
he rested in the work he did…
he rested in the call God put on his life…
he rested in God… for the outcome…
When God calls us to work…
we work until its complete…
then we rest in the work…
rest in what God has in store…
rest in Him… for the outcome…

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