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” (Isaiah 30:15a NIV). Have you considered the COVID-19 pandemic a wakeup call? It has reminded me to repent, to rest, to find quietness, and to remember to trust in God.

I confess that I struggle with wanting to control things in my life. On more than one occasion, I have been reminded to “let go and let God.” This pandemic may just be a gift as God has helped me to refocus, to rest, to remember my priorities, and to serve Him and others! My days have been restructured and I have found more time for both spiritual and physical rest.

Will you join me in finding ways to rest in God’s Word? Go to or download the LWML app for your smartphone. You will find Bible studies, devotions, podcasts, and more!

Karla Koehler