Arise and Rest

Arise and Rest

by Diana Scothorn



My husband and I were praying together early one morning, and I heard in my spirit this word from the Lord.  “ARISE AND REST IN MY AUTHORITY.”   It’s a word in due season.  Authority gives us the power to determine and settle issues. What God determines is settled. He has final authority.

Regardless of what we may be facing, God has determined He will turn it around for our good.  As a leader in a position of authority, I understand authority in the active sense, but it is often easy to forget to exercise authority in the state of rest.

In the natural sense, it is hard to…


…rest with a lot of noise. It is not only a distraction when trying to sleep; it is annoying.  The Bible says in the book of Psalms that the Lord is mightier than the noise of many waters and mightier than the waves of the sea! Simply meaning, no matter how great the confusion or noise that comes from the mouth of the enemy (the devil) and the course of our day,  God is greater!  He is able to overcome any obstacle we face and enable us to rest in His wisdom and provision.

God has the power to calm the storm, part the Red Sea, and raise the dead!  We can rest assured that no weapon formed against us has the power or authority to cause us to be harmed.  Psalms 94:13

that God will give us rest from the days of adversity.  So when we are going through the chaos in our life and disturbance in our world, we can be confident in God’s protection and provision.

We can get up, face our day despite our adversities coming against us, and REST in God Almighty’s Power and Authority!  In the multitude of our anxieties,  God is with us! He will never fail us!  He will never let us go, and He will never give up on us!  With that in mind, we can ARISE, let our anxiety go, and REST in God’s Authority!

Although we require a good night’s rest,  we also need a good day’s rest to shine throughout each day.

When we  REST in the Lord during the day,  we can go to bed at night and not hear a single word the devil has to say!




Diana Scothorn has a heart for helping women succeed, with a focus on a strong, spiritual, mental, and physical core. Diana’s background in the health and fitness world began with one of the most iconic names in fitness, Richard Simons. Overseeing ladies’ health clubs for 10 plus years allowed Diana to step into a passion for marketplace ministry even before ministering the gospel in business was widely accepted. 

She’s been married to her prince charming, Stewart, going on 12 years, and they enjoy spending time with their 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. Both are ordained ministers of the Gospel, serve on the board of several well-known ministries, and are also co-owners of, The Benefit Link, Inc., a marketplace ministry business, which has been number one in the field for over 25 years and is licensed in all 50 States, serving senior citizens in need of compassion, prayer, and guidance when facing the challenges of the Medicare maze. 

Diana’s been featured in Society Magazine’s Successful Business Women of the Year for 2018, 2019, and 2020. As an international speaker, Diana has traveled abroad for over 10 years, along with her husband, to help support missions throughout Europe and South America, focusing on funding the Kingdom and advancing the gospel.

Connect with Diana on Instagram and Facebook, where she has “Diana’s Daily Devotionals” encouraging and inspiring women to live daily in victory.

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