“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest’. ” Matthew 6:31, NIV.
Have you ever felt like you were beyond tired? You need a second wind. You’ve been going and going, working and have had no time to rest. Even when you do sit down and relax, you aren’t doing anything, you still find yourself still at an unrest, you still are not in a place of peace.
It’s good to step away naturally as a man, with all of our responsibilities, and do something we enjoy. Yet, many times the true rest as men that we need isn’t physical. It is a spiritual rest that we need. It is a rest for the soul that we need, and this rest only comes from the Lord.
You need to still away and get some time to yourself and God. Still away and give it all to Jesus. Push away your schedule, go to a different environment and let Lord minister to you. Let Him refresh you in His presence. Let Him show you how to enter into His rest about everything before you.
Let God answer your questions as you’re quiet before Him. Let Him rearrange and restructure anything about what you’re doing and the way you’re doing it. God will even reveal to you if there’s anything you are involved in that really isn’t His will for your life.
When you choose to find rest in Him, He will give you a fresh perspective on your life, and give you more grace. This is how you can run and not get weary, and walk, but not faint in the Lord.
Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me today. I admit tired and I need some rest. Help me do something naturally to rest. Yet above all, help me to spiritually rest by spending time with You. Only You can do something about my life. Only You can ease my mind. Only You can provide rest for my soul. Minister to me and refresh me today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Isaiah 40:29-31, Hebrews 4:1-2, 10-11, Matthew 11:28-29