True Rest

Hebrews 4:10 says, “For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.” The Amplified says, “…has ceased from (the weariness and pain) of human labors…”

Verse 11 in the Amplified says, “Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter the rest (of God, to know and experience it for ourselves)…” Mental anguish resists rest and results in emotional fatigue. Don’t let your thoughts steal your true rest.

Matthew 11:28 says, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” The Amplified adds overburdened. If a doctor prescribes total bed rest, it means to not be physically active.

There is another way to rest and that is through a correct mental attitude. We can be still physically, but our mind is churning with frantic activity.  Rest: releasing everything simply trusting.

True rest incorporates a still mind. Psalm 131:2 says, “Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.” When an infant wants to be fed, they are not calm and quiet.

We need to learn to occupy our mind with peace. Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” I may say that I trust the Lord. However, do I live it in my mind? Do my thoughts reflect that trust?








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