Rest: To cease working, exerting oneself, etc., so as to refresh oneself.

Sounds great doesn't it? In theory, you say...

The truth is, life is anything but restful. With so much to accomplish in 'so little time', we often run ourselves ragged just to get the bare minimum done in order to survive. Our days are filled with tasks, appointments, family, career, the list goes on an on. Therefore, the concept of being able to find time to rest is foreign to us.

There's another struggle for rest that goes much deeper than mere physical rest. Within our heart there is a void which we strive to fill with all sorts of 'things', habits, and lifestyles, thinking they will bring us peace and joy; that they will fill that emptiness within. Well, let's be honest, Friend, none of these can satisfy. None of these bring rest to your soul.

There is unrest in our soul because we are apart from God. Jesus knew this and this is why He bids us to  come. Come unto Me, He said, all ye that labor and are heavy laden
and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:28,29)

The burden of our sin is the cause of all the laboring to find rest. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23) But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name. (John 1:12) For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. (John 3:16,17)

Friend, aren't you exhausted from all the searching? Aren't you desperately seeking peace in your very soul?

I understand, Friend. Won't you come?

Jesus bids you..."Come unto Me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

Rest: To be at peace; be tranquil.

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