Find Rest Here

I want to remind you that you have a place of refuge in Christ.

He is like a fortress of strength to love from.

He is a tower of trust to give from.

Live from the truth of who Jesus is and what he has done for you on the cross.

You are restored and redeemed. 

You are accepted and forgiven. 

You are cherished and loved. 

When the strong sun of adversity beats down, rest in Shaddai’s shadow. Tuck yourself into His side and remind yourself whose you are.

“You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this:‘GOD, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!’ That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards.

His huge outstretched arms protect you— under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭91:1-5 MSG‬‬

When fear screams the loudest, run to the refuge of the cross. Jesus died for you so that you could have this: an unhindered relationship with your Father in heaven who has strong arms and strong love. 

Fear nothing. 

Hide in Him. 

This is where you find rest.

Invest in Rest

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Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28 NIV

The Greek word for “rest” in Matthew 11:28 means:

1) to cause or permit one to cease from any movement or labor in order to recover and collect his strength

2) to give rest, refresh, to give one’s self rest, take rest

3) to keep quiet, of calm and patient expectation

It is an invitation from Jesus to stop your work and invest in rest.

Make time to stop producing, stop creating and simply breathe.

Take a minute or an hour to do something that fills your soul.

Close your eyes so you can really see what is going on inside of you.

Open your eyes to love the people who are around you.

It is not a one-time invitation, it is a spiritual investment for a lifestyle of trust.

Jesus is saying “come to me” whenever you need to rest and as often as you need to rest.

Are you soul tired today?

Come to Jesus, His arms are open for you.

 

 

Rest & Hope


Hope is a powerful thing. It fills your soul with energy. With it you can do almost anything. Without it even the smallest task is overwhelming.

Hopelessness is a spirit-crippling, soul- sucking lie that is used to sabotage your lives and suffocate your faith. It is a weary burden to bear.

Hopefulness is the life-altering knowledge that God is real, present and participating in your life.

When all that I am is laid before the great I Am, all my weaknesses, strengths, thoughts, doubts, and fears become quiet. The weight of the world is taken off my weak human shoulders and placed upon his everlasting ones.

When I come to him, I am filled with his hope. I am filled with an overwhelming sense of purpose and a calming sense of rest.

Maybe this is what Jesus meant when he 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.

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28-29‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Come to me”, Jesus says.

Is your soul tired and weighed down with discouragement?

Come to Jesus.

Let him embrace you.

Let him carry you.

Let him fill your soul rest and hope.

May “all that you are” find rest in the presence of the Almighty as you give him what you are carrying and receive from him what you need today.