Rest

Matthew 11:28-30 (AMP)

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.

29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet for your souls.

30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.

Are you tired, stressed, worn out and anxious?  God doesn’t want us to be that way.  Part of what Jesus provided for us is rest.  The Lord wants us to give Him our cares and worries, those things that keep us awake and night and make us feel stressed and anxious during the day.  This is addressed several times throughout the New Testament.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) 6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

1 Peter 5:6-7 (NIV) 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Rest.

SABBATHnoun

1. The day which God appointed to be observed by the Jews as a day of rest from all secular labor or employments, and to be kept holy and consecrated to his service and worship.

2. Intermission of pain or sorrow; time of rest.

The Lord planned the world so that we would get the rest we need.  He worked for 6 days and then rested on the 7th day.  We should do this also.  If you are feeling physically worn out.  It could be because you do not rest when you need to.  Make sure to take a Sabbath day of rest this week.

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