Where or what do you turn to when you need to just chill out and relax and not think or do anything? When you are so troubled about someone or something, that you can not rest?
Matt 11 v 28-30....Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light....
Well, if you are looking anywhere else for your rest, you will not find the kind of rest Jesus wants to give you, when you come to Him. He will give you a permanent rest from whatever is bothering you. Anywhere else you look you will probably only find temporary rest, and not true rest at that. AMEN!
God makes His word so available to us, and so easy to follow. He wants us to be free from our burdens. He does not want us to struggle through everyday life. No, His word says He came so that you might have life and have it more abundantly.
John 10 v 10-11....The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good Shepherd. The good shepherd give His life for the sheep....
Jesus did not give His life for nothing. He did not die on the cross for us so that we could walk around all pitiful claiming every disease the world tries to put on us, or claiming lack and poverty when He died for those things, so that you would not have to endure them.
Diseases, lack and poverty are curses that we as children of God are free from because of what Jesus did on the cross. AMEN!
Rest does not mean to lie down and to quit. Rest means to have peace and confidence in the LORD. AMEN!
To rest in the LORD is to know without a doubt that He will provide what you need. Not that you stop living, or stop working toward your goal, but that you know your goal will be easily attained when you rest in the LORD and let Him carry the burden. AMEN!
PS 37 v 3-8a.....Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; ...........
WOW! Did you catch that? Feed on His faithfulness. If you truly are resting in the LORD and giving your concerns to Him instead of fretting as these verses go on to tell you that fretting only causes harm. See here again, Jesus is trying to tell you through His word what brings sickness on your body. Fretting, worrying causes stress and we all know that stress leads to all major illnesses and diseases. HELLO!
FEED ON HIS FAITHFULNESS. In other words turn your TRUST to Him and seek Him for your rest. AMEN!
So now where will you turn when you need rest in your spirit and in your souls?
Stay in the WORD!