Today I am resting. This is rare for me. Even on days I accomplish very little, I am rarely at rest. I aspire to learn to rest – to rest in the Lord. I am reminded of the Book of Hebrews in the Bible, which for me explains why I have persisted for so long in my difficulty in learning to rest. The children of Israel could not enter into God’s rest for a specific reason. Unbelief.
When I struggle with fear, I am not at rest. Sadly, even as a follower of Jesus, I have struggled with fear for far too long in my life. As I seek more than ever to learn to walk in God’s love rather than beleaguering fear, I realize that resting is all about trusting God. I am excited to learn to rest. Most importantly, I am excited to learn to walk in God’s love as I place my trust in Him. How about you? Have you remembered to rest?
Isa 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”
Heb 4:1 “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
Heb 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Heb 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Heb 4:4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
Heb 4:5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
Heb 4:6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
Heb 4:7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Heb 4:8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
Heb 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
Heb 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Heb 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”