July 7, 2024

by Kimberly Hobbs 


“He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” (Psalm 23:2-3)

Do you ever think about the times when you need rest but everyone else around you seems to be struggling? It may feel like you almost out of obligation, seem to keep pushing even when you may need complete rest! I can tend to do this, it’s almost like a guilt that I can’t stop if someone else is hurting. I must pause, be aware of what I’m doing and confess it over to God.

It’s ok to rest during unpleasant times whether they be your times or others. You’re allowed to be at peace, even when others are not. Rest is not just important for your vitals, it’s key to keeping or maintaining peace within your own soul.

Rest in Jesus!

Rest means that we need to trust God will take care of things for us. We have to trust that if we take a day off, the world will not stop turning and everything will be ok. It takes faith. He’ll provide.

God does not mean for us to stress and turmoil over our days or over the days of others or over our own life. He truly has a place in His presence where peace will guard your heart and mind. You need to learn about His peace and learn His love for you sister.

You, me, we all need His rest. God created rest for our benefit, to restore us. We can experience true rest when we spend time in God’s presence, praying or reflecting on His Word. As we take time from our busy schedule, we can be still, silent, present, and allow Him to work in us. In the book of Psalms, we discover what resting in God truly means.

Rest in His peace that passes all understanding. God’s perfect peace will flood your life with hope and wisdom for the ongoing struggles surrounding you, if you surrender your anxiety to God.

Retrain yourself by allowing your Spirit to press into peace instead of reacting to pressure. 

“Thou will keep Him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee.” (Isaiah 26:3)