“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” Isaiah 30:15 (NIV)
In this verse, Isaiah is the messenger sent by God to deliver this important message to His people. This was a promise which the nation of Israel would not accept and they missed the blessing of it. God wanted to teach them this secret, this truth, and it is still effective even today. You and I will do well to listen to this promise. God wants us today to know the secret to salvation and strength. Rest, or relax, and trust in Him. If we have been trying to live right by our own effort, we need to realize that God offers to help us to live right and also to accomplish lasting results. Let's believe His words and quit trying in our own strength. Let's repent and rest in Him and we will receive our salvation. Let's remember these words, “In quietness and trust is your strength.” It's a promise and a blessing for us if we will have it.