Devotionals, Sabbath

Seek True Rest

I’ve been going at a slower pace lately.

But something I’ve learned in these new steps in life, if you’re not resting as you slow down, you’re not accomplishing the goal of replenishment.

Thinking that when you’re in transition that you are afforded you down time and don’t replace busyness with resting in God’s presence, you create further exhaustion.

I am tired.

…for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.

Hebrews 4:10 NIV

I haven’t been entering into the rest that God calls me to. I haven’t been listening to His words and allowing His statutes to dictate my walk as of late. The rest I’ve been called to has escaped me and I haven’t allowed for my pace to create a true place of Sabbath, a place of rest.

Jesus spoke truth to this time in my life, and instead, I have disobeyed. I am depleted. I have learned.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28 NIV

When you’re in a place of Sabbath, heed God’s command. Rest in His goodness, His love, and His truth. And when you do so, His rest will remain.

The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Exodus 33:14 NIV

10 thoughts on “Seek True Rest

  1. This is an important reminder. As we’re coming up on the anniversary of a little ones passing, it’s tempting to fall into idolizing the time we had. Instead, I’m trying to focus on finding joy in the memories and the knowledge we have of hope for our future.

  2. I’ve learned over the years to rest … it is so worth it.

  3. Sabbath rest at the end of each week is the only thing that gets me through a new week!

  4. Yes, I often find myself desiring rest but get caught up in other things that seem more important. But Jesus tells us we can give Him our burdens and take time to rest. He is our ultimate source of peace.

  5. Lots of truth here. We often take a time out, but don’t truly rest. Have a blessed, refreshing Sabbath.

  6. Such a familiar struggle. I know it well myself and you shared it so clearly.
    But wait, should it be a struggle to rest? Oh it’s so ingrained, isn’t it?!

  7. Amen! Learning to rest is not easy. Surprisingly, we have learned it takes a great deal to walk through the resistance of satan just to come to that wonderful place of rest in Jesus. I freely admit that Matthew 11:28 has been a favorite verse for years but only recently have I fully understood what He meant but it.

    May you indeed rest in Him!

    Homer Les

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