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What does it mean to enter God’s rest?

What does it mean to enter God’s rest?

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There have been way too many times I have ignored getting some rest. I worked too many days in a row and eventually paid the price for it. Jesus wanted to take some time with his friends and get some rest. What happened?

The apostles then rendezvoused with Jesus and reported on all that they had done and taught. Jesus said, “Come off by yourselves; let’s take a break and get a little rest.” For there was constant coming and going. They didn’t even have time to eat. | Mark 6:30-31

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. | Genesis 2:1-2

Why is rest so important? What does Jesus think about our needs?

God will give us rest

How important is rest?

God needed it and got it.

Jesus needed it and got it. Even in the middle of a huge storm, Jesus could get rest. This was shocking to the disciples. They were stunned.

Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” | Mark 4:38 (NASB)

What is rest? Do we need it? Can Jesus provide it?

We need rest. We get tired.

There is good news. Jesus gives us rest. We find it in Him. Jesus, the  Messiah and King of God’s country, challenges us to come to Him. Of course we are weary. That is something we have to confess to God.

We are carrying too many burdens. They are ours and we love to whine and complain about them. People politely listen. At least we think they do. Maybe they aren’t really. Are we a broken record just droning on while they politely smile while preparing their mental grocery list?

Even Jesus needed rest and got it.

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God needed it and got it.

Jesus needed it and got it.

I need it as well. And good news, Jesus will give me rest.

The need for physical rest is recognized in Scripture, and provision is made for ensuring that people are allowed time for rest.

What Does the Bible Say about Depression? 

Here is her take on depression and what the Bible has to say about it.

Still others feel numb, lethargic — like they’re running on a battery that’s slowly, methodically winding down to a bare hum of energy.

And it affects so many of us. According to the American Psychiatric Association, one in 15 adults experiences the chemical imbalance that is depression in any given year, with one in six experiencing it at some point in their life.

Christians who are taught to tackle life’s problems through prayer, faith, and other spiritual practices, often wrestle especially hard with how to understand their battle with depression, as it’s not something that typically “just goes away” if you pray hard enough.

Read more here:

What Does the Bible Say about Depression? – Topical Studies

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