REST! A time out to rest is really important whether it is just a short break from work or a long night’s sleep. God designed us to rest physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. A shortage of rest in any of these areas can affect any of us and possibly with severe consequences. But things can rob us of the rest we need. Sometimes these things are outside our control and sometimes we are just negligent in our diligence to rest properly.
Most people travel through a lifetime without finding rest for their soul in spite of all the things and avenues they try. And that is too bad because Jesus gave us the answer to finding spiritual rest in a life of spiritual restlessness. Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light,” (Matthew 11:28-30). Everyone needs true spiritual rest. It is found in Jesus. This is one area you cannot afford to ignore or be less than diligent. Your eternal well-being depends on your action.