“Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.”
– Psalm 116:7
God has been so gracious to bless me with so many things… a wonderful family, a bountiful supply of food, money, resources, friends, and joy. Why, then, do I fear and covet and become jealous of other people?
There’s no need for me to worry (Matthew 6:34)… God is in control and grants me new mercies every morning, according to what that day requires (Lam. 3:23).
So I can return to rest… I can sleep soundly, because no matter what happens in this life, I know that God has dealt bountifully with me.
In my sin, I have earned the death and torturous anguish that I’ve tasted at various points in my life… but God, in His infinite mercy and grace, has saved me from my junk and bathed me in His Spirit so that I can now be counted righteous before God, though I’ve done nothing to merit anything. Lost in my trespasses and dead in my sin, God sowed in my heart the righteous seeds that now bear a pleasing and fragrant fruit that also spreads seeds to others.
So God has been most gracious in dealing bountifully with me… therefore my soul can return to rest and pleasant sleep in the satisfaction that has been delivered me through the blood of Christ.