Friday, November 25, 2011

God's Rest

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Revelation 21:4 KJV)

God's RestAre we ever weary of working hard, of disappointments, of struggling from day to day? If so, we need rest.

We look to SELF—we can't find it there. We look to FAMILY AND FRIENDS—they're in need of rest too. We look to the WORLD—they offer a temporary fix.

TRUE REST is found in GOD ALONE. Apart from Him, the soul is like the troubled sea driven to and fro.

Do we know that rest is important? Even the Lord God Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth, set the example for us and rested from His works (Genesis 2:2-3).

If only we would set aside the day that God commanded us to rest physically, how our weary souls would be refreshed and renewed.

God did not promise a life without problems, but He did promise to give us rest through them.

And He said, "My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest." (Exodus 33:14).

  • Rest from burdens (Matthew 11:28)
  • Rest from fears (Matthew 10:31)
  • Rest from worry (Matthew 6:31-32)
  • Rest from enemies (Luke 10:19)
  • Rest from sickness (Matthew 8:17)
  • Rest from trouble (Psalm 46:1)
  • Rest from heartache (John 14:27)
  • Eternal rest (Revelation 21:4)

Believers, the promises of rest are ours. Do not think, because difficulties are before us, that the promises will fail. God is faithful to every promise. Let us, therefore, rely on His Word, submit to His will, trust in His perfect work and find rest for our weary souls in Him. Patricia Bankhead

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