Isaiah 26:12 Lord, you will grant us peace; all we have accomplished is really from you.
I love, love this verse!! Today it just jumped off the page straight into my heart! When we get this, really get it! That all we have accomplished, all that we have IS from God we are more able to relax and enjoy life! If all that I have and all that I could do was solely on my shoulders I would be in a constant state of terror! I would be immobilized by fear! If it was up to me to get all that I have and to keep all that I have, I would starve. Yet I never starve, or go hungry... and I have a house full of extras! So many extras that I couldn't name them all. God even gives me time to play!! To enjoy my extras. Oh how much he loves us!
The part about this verse that is so, so exciting is if we truly know that all we have accomplished IS from God, then when we have one of those seconds of fear about our future, or about getting old and incapable...we can just look back at all that we have, all that we have accomplished and know that if God took care of me so perfectly wonderful in the past. If God took such good care of uw when we were young and stupid. How much more God will take care of us now that we am older and wiser. How much more God will take care of us because we have learned to seek after him.
That thought just makes me smile! Just that thought give me peace that can only come from God.