Do you sometimes get frustrated and weary? Have the tribulations of life become so overwhelming that you find yourself empty and resentful? You may be convinced that no one cares about you and nothing will change. It is in these dark moments that the enemy tries to deceive you into thinking you are powerless.
So what can you do?
You go to God and rest.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28
Resting is an act of faith. You must believe and trust in the One who created life – the only One who can fully restore you. Relinquish control over your situation and stop your own actions. Despite a whirlwind of emotions, you must stay calm. You must be still. Resting in the midst of personal turmoil takes effort – both physically and spiritually. Remember, the Holy Spirit is always ready to help you.
Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest,
lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. – Hebrews 4:11
Resting is freedom from anger, fear, pain and stress. The enemy wants you in bondage to the issues of life by keeping you distracted, discouraged and disconnected from your Heavenly Father. God wants you to rest so you will experience His power working on your behalf. Meditation of His word is a great prelude to powerful rest. He takes care of everything!
Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the Lord;
neither be dismayed, O Israel:
for, lo, I will save thee from afar,
and thy seed from the land of their captivity;
and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet,
and none shall make him afraid. – Jeremiah 30:10
No matter what you are going through, God loves you! Go to Him and experience a rest like never before! If you want to learn more, go to Week 47: Sweet Sleep in the Power Over All book.