(October 16, 2020) The rent is due, the house is a mess, the kids all have different places to be at the same time, and you have an important project at work in the morning. Have you ever experienced a day like this? Many of us have, and odds are we will relive this several times over. It is because of our everyday lives and the stress that can be created that we fully understand the benefit of taking time to rest.
Biblical rest is not only something we do for our body, soul, and spirit, but also a form of worship and a way to experience more of Jesus’ love for us. Deep rest is when we completely trust the sovereignty of God and lean into His Holy Spirit even in the midst of the craziest situations.
Matthew 11:28-30 (ESV), tells us, “Come to me, all 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.”
Rest is not a sign of being lazy or merely “taking a break.” It is the way we acknowledge our need for the Lord to work in our lives and allows us to recharge our battery. It is our way of showing our complete dependence on a wonderful Savior.