Rest

This small four letter word has such a powerful meaning; it means to relax, refresh one self or restore strength. In my own life these past few months I have done the opposite of rest. I have feared, worried, stressed, been anxious, have panicked and have done everything but rest! In 8 days my life could possibly become more chaotic, my fears and worries increase with each passing day, but I keep hearing a still small voice saying “rest”. I question it..How God? How can I rest when I am afraid? How can I rest when my whole life rests in a decision on one day? How can I rest when there is so much going on? HOW? All the while He answers back and says “Rest in ME. Rest in my Word. Rest in my Peace. Rest in my strength. Rest in my Hope. Have I not given you rest before? Have I not brought you out of despair before?” To which my reply is “Yes but, this time its different, this time its more important. This time I am more afraid. This time I dont know if I can survive my heart breaking again. This time I am more weary and unsettled.” What do you think Gods response is again?? REST IN ME!

Matthew 11:28 says “Come to me all who are WEARY (tired) and HEAVY burdned and I will give you rest.”

We cannot find rest until we allow God to help us rest. The fears. The weariness. The anxiety. They will all continue to reappear over and over again until we rest in Gods plans for our lives. Trust meI know more than anyone that this can be easier said than done. Im walking in weariness as I am writing this..(which is why I feel God told me to write this) No matter what happens in 8 days whether good or bad I must find rest in Jesus. He is and always will be more important than anything in my Earthly life. I am laying my burdens at His feet and asking Him to give me rest. I am being obedient as He is telling me to give it all to Him. I know He will always take care of me.

Rest.

This small four letter word has such a powerful meaning; it means to relax, refresh one self or restore strength. In my own life these past few months I have done the opposite of rest. I have feared, worried, stressed, been anxious, have panicked and have done everything but rest!

In 8 days my life could possibly become more chaotic, my fears and worries increase with each passing day, but I keep hearing a still small voice saying “rest”. I question it..How God? How can I rest when I am afraid? How can I rest when my whole life rests in a decision on one day? How can I rest when there is so much going on? HOW? All the while He answers back and says “Rest in ME. Rest in my Word. Rest in my Peace. Rest in my strength. Rest in my Hope. Have I not given you rest before? Have I not brought you out of despair before?” To which my reply is “Yes but, this time its different, this time its more important. This time I am more afraid. This time I dont know if I can survive my heart breaking again. This time I am more weary and unsettled.” What do you think Gods response is again?? REST IN ME!

Matthew 11:28 says “Come to me all who are WEARY (tired) and HEAVY burdned and I will give you rest.”

We cannot find rest until we allow God to help us rest. The fears. The weariness. The anxiety. They will all continue to reappear over and over again until we rest in Gods plans for our lives. Trust me I know more than anyone that this can be easier said than done. Im walking in weariness as I am writing this..(which is why I feel God told me to write this) No matter what happens in 8 days whether good or bad I must find rest in Jesus. He is and always will be more important than anything in my Earthly life. I am laying my burdens at His feet and asking Him to give me rest. I am being obedient as He is telling me to give it all to Him. I know He will always take care of me.

Friend, whatever is stealing your rest, I encourage you today to give it all to Him. Lay it all down at His feet and allow Him to take care of it all. Rest in His peace. Rest in His Word. Rest in Him. Im rooting for you. I am fighting with you. I am praying with you. I am finding rest with you. I promise you that we will get through this. Our strength cannot be restored until we allow ourselves to Rest in Him. Relax, refresh yourself, restore and REST! xoxo 

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