Finding Rest in God
There are times when we think of rest that we get the feeling of having more sleep, just sitting down on the sofa or lazy boy recliner. You may need a long vacation like a couple of weeks to renew your mind and body, especially after this year 2020.
Have you ever thought about spiritual rest? This is the kind of rest that the Lord provides when we desire to be with Him. It’s the kind of rest we find in prayer- time alone with God. This kind of praying is not a ritual, it’s not a rant, or even intercessory praying for the needs of others; but this kind of praying is a one on one intimacy with you and a loving heavenly Father-God.
We come into God’s presence in sincere worship and praise waiting patiently on God. Telling the Lord how much we love Him and need Him in our life. Who is worthy to be praised. We share our shortcomings and confess our sins because He cares and will listen.
When our hearts are right before God we find rest and hope. When we hold onto sin, grudges, anger hatred, etc. we miss out on true rest both spiritually and mentally. King David expresses this throughout most of the Psalms. When we make it right with God confessing to Him, it helps us to make it right with others.
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God ; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
Psalm 62:5 -8 NIV
Have a day of rest today my friend.