Ahh Rest

Yesterday morning during blogger chat, I asked each person what they were going to do. Hannah of hannahmvandi.com said one word- Rest. When she said rest, it was like a subliminal message to me. My response was to yawn. 🙂

Photo by Magda Ehlers on Pexels.com

Resting is beneficial for our health. As someone who lives with chronic illnesses, rest is so important While I do love taking naps, resting can also mean to relax whether it be reading a book, listening to music, watching a movie or a leisurely walk,

There is also spiritual and mental rest. That is the kind of rest Jesus offers to us in Matthew 11:28:

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

Jesus wants us to give our burdens in life to him. The things we are anxious about he wants us to give to him. 1st Peter 5:7 says:

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you

The reason we can cast all we are anxious about on him is because he cares for us. Jesus loves us.

Today I will relax. Perhaps I will go to a coffee shop for a while after church. Being in a coffee shop is relaxing for me. This morning I will also give to Jesus, again, those things that trouble me.

Have a blessed Sunday and take time to rest.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

26 thoughts on “Ahh Rest

  1. Matt, I agree, resting is beneficial for us.
    The photo intrigued me.
    This is the time when polar bears sometimes float down here on ice floes from the Arctic….⚘

  2. I agree with finding ways to rest and relax. Being retired, I have a flexible schedule, but I try to keep it structured in the morning with exercise, reading, and writing. I try to squeeze in 6-7 hours of sleep each night.

  3. Surrendering all my cares, and resting in Him, for He doesn’t want me to ‘overload my donkey’ (an expression my Pastor uses occasionally). 😊 Have a blessed week Matt.

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