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God's Rest

Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience. Hebrews 4:11 NIV

Emotions deeply engrain our human experience, from open-hearted vulnerability to stoic resilience. Yet, when anxiety and its many faces—fear, sadness, anger—begin to consume us, they can disrupt our entire being.

God offers a remedy: a peace that revitalizes and guides us, known as “God’s Rest.” This divine peace doesn’t negate our emotions but provides shelter when they become too much to bear.

Scripture affirms this rest:

  • Matthew 11:28-30: Jesus calls the weary to find solace in Him.

  • Philippians 4:6-7: We’re urged to supplant anxiety with prayer, welcoming God’s tranquility.

  • Psalm 23: The Lord shepherds us to restful waters, restoring our souls.

To truly know God’s Rest, we must actively pursue it. Here can find what He has assured us:

  • Prayer: Turning to Him for guidance and peace.

  • Scripture: Finding comfort in His promises.

  • Reflection: Trusting in His sovereign plan.

  • Surrender: Letting go of our worries to His care.

  • Faith: Living with a calm spirit, assured by His presence.

  • Obedience: Acting with a heart aligned with His will, which we find through scripture, prayer, and listening to the Holy Spirit.

  • Gratitude: Thanking Him for His peace and rest.

Embracing God’s Rest transforms our daily walk, deepening our faith and preparing us to face life’s challenges.

Lord, amid our emotional waves, we seek the rest You provide. Help us to relinquish our burdens and draw strength from Your Word. May our lives reflect Your love through gratitude and faithful obedience. Amen.


Pastor Tim

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