It’s a simple term, and it’s often overlooked. Sometimes life gets busy…..actually, life is busy all of the time, but a little rest can go a long way.
We have all heard the verse about having a day of rest. God rested after creation as an example to us. It’s one of the first things we learn from the Bible, yet it’s always the first thing to go out the window when we get busy. Sometimes its unavoidable and we have to skip that afternoon nap or lose a couple hours of sleep at night going over that presentation for work the next morning. These things happen but when they do, don’t forget to find a few moments to rest in God. When I take the time to read a few verses on my smart phone over my lunch break or spend 10 minutes in prayer before I leave in the morning, I find myself more rested and at peace. This is no replacement for daily devotions, but it does give you a quick pick-me-up throughout a busy day.
Matthew 11:28. ” “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. ” God is calling us to find rest in Him when life gets tough. It’s a simple concept that we forget all of the time! If we just seek Him and ask for help to get through our day, He will give us rest.
The band Downhere recently released an awesome song about this. The lyrics read:
Come to me with all your weariness
Here with me is where you’ll find your haven
And I will give you rest
Yes, I will give you rest