Rest in Jesus

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matthew 11:28-29

I desperately needed a break. I was physically and mentally drained from work so I went to sit down on the sofa for just a few minutes.

But once I sat down, this long To Do list started rolling through my mind. How was I going to get it all done if I just sat there?

The list would not stop playing in my mind and needless to say, I reluctantly rose up, and tackled that To Do list!

Completing that list did not magically refresh me so I turned to God’s Word to see what He has to say about resting.  I was delighted to learn that God wants us to have rest on a daily basis. Not just sleep, but rest.

God Himself rested and even blesses our rest:

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. Genesis 2:2-3

When life is hard and a constant struggle, God will give us rest from the very struggles, trials and hardships we face:

That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity…Psalm 94:13

Then there are times when we need to rest from the “crowds” in our lives:

And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. Mark 6:31

Our true rest is found in the Lord:

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him… Psalm 37:7

Do you need rest? Let this be your prayer:

Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee. Psalm 116:7

Get some rest!

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