Real Rest

Posted on January 15, 2020 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 provides ministry support from her home 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: “We must not confuse the command to love with the disease to please.”― Lysa TerKeurst

The Daily Bible Reading: Exodus 1-5| You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness [a]was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. -Genesis 1:1-2

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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