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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)
CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
When you think of someone that’s resting, what example comes to mind? Could it be a person kicking back under a shady tree with a hat pulled over their face? Or even better yet, could it be someone on a vacation getaway who’s relaxing on a white sandy beach on some remote island? Well, even though these may be a good example, the real truth may be just the opposite of what you think. You see, being in that prone position under a shady tree, or getting away from all the hustle and bustle does not promise relieve from any restlessness and anxieties and fears. Because no matter where you’re at, your problems will still follow you.
So then, true rest is not that outward condition as seen above, but itʼs that inward condition which is of the heart. Itʼs that peace of knowing that there is a God who loves us and cares for us. For it can only come from Godʼs Holy Spirit dwelling within, comforting and giving us a hope regardless of our outward condition. Oh what peace and joy we have in Jesus, for in him we have true rest. So, why not put all your trust in God and let Him lead the way for you. Remember, the Father truly knows best and he will direct all your paths by his Son Jesus as quoted above.
GOD'S LOVE FOR US
Below are some encouraging passages from God's word to help you either
came to know Him, or help you in your walk with him, or even better yet, both. God is totally Awesome who made a way for you and me to come to him and receive everlasting life.
TRUSTING GOD FOR EVERYTHING
We are to totally trust in God for all our needs. He promises to always take care of us even in the middle of the storm. The comforting thing is that nothing can separate us from his love. Keep your mind and heart always on God.
All Scriptures are taken from the King James Version unless noted otherwise