This morning, I loved thinking about Isaiah 30:15 in various translations. I like this one from the Berean Standard Bible: For the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said: “By repentance and rest you would be saved; your strength would lie in quiet confidence.”
Two things stick out to me: rest and quiet confidence. Mostly, I like to do things. But here, God says to turn back to Him and away from sin (repentance) and essentially relax (rest). And instead of clamoring about, fretting, manipulating, complaining, or fearing, God says to have “quiet confidence.” These three—repentance, rest, and quiet confidence—counter my day of doing. Instead, I rest in Jesus. I ask Him to make me the kind of person who walks around with quiet confidence.