He Will Give You Rest

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“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Boy, rest sounds good right about now. I tossed and turned all night unable to rest.  My body aches. As I am typing this, I am realizing the body aches are because I am fighting something. I broke into a fever this afternoon after working all day. I need to rest.

Think of this on a scriptural level! Spiritually we are fighting battles everyday. Our spirit becomes tired and weary. But Jesus says, Come to me and I will give you rest. We don’t have to fight our battles alone. And the battle has already been won! Except his peace and rest.

“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I shall never be shaken.” Psalms 62:1-2

We NEED Rest. Physically, emotionally and spiritually.

With all the world’s craziness and busyness it’s hard to rest. I will have a hard time “resting” while I still need to take care of my children for the evening and get them what they need from me.

Jesus invites us to lay our burdens at his feet. Cast all our anxiety on him. This is where your rest comes in. As you surrender them to Jesus, He will take care of you….You only need to rest. As we know our God is King of all Kings and Lord of all Lords, he is surely to take care of sick little Michelle. If he makes sure all the birds are taken care of, won’t he take care of you?!

Matthew 6:30-33 Message Version

 If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied withgetting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

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