Real Rest

Posted on May 18, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Recently, I was doing some reading about “Finding Peace in Life’s Busy Seasons” by Jackie M. Johnson. I am in the midst of a very high-pressure time with more to do than I can humanly do and my to-do list seems to get longer and longer. We have all been there. I am not unique by any means.

So, how do we find rest in the midst of hectic lives?
Mt. 11:28 says, “Come to my, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” In the midst of reading the article I read this quote: “bottom line: Rest is not a reward, “she* continues. “you can’t earn it. You don’t deserve it. It’s not a sign of weakness or inability. Rest is a matter of obedience, stewardship and delight.”
Our culture values non-stop work. Being a workaholic is more a badge of honor rather than an addiction to work and busyness.I appreciate her statement that “rest is a matter of obedience, stewardship, and delight.”1 Rest is God’s plan. Genesis 2:2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.

I was very touched by this Jank statement in the article, “The hard work of rest is the holy work of God.” 2 Think about that and let it sink in for a moment. “The hard work of rest is the holy work of God.”

Remember this: Work hard. Play hard. Rest hard.


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

Think About This: “Religion today is not transforming the people – it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society – it is descending to society’s own level and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smiling accepting its surrender.” – A.W. Tozer

The Daily Bible Reading: 2 Kings 20-22John 6:43-71| You can download our 2022 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. ” Acts 2:42

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