This passage awakens my mind to the rest that I have in following Jesus. It can be so easy to approach each day focused on the things before us – whether that be school, study, work and all it encompasses, raising and caring for children/family, meetings, expenses, health challenges etc. – all these things can so easily distract us from the life of faith and rest that God promises us. But He so clearly calls us to obey Him and enter His rest (vs 1). I believe in doing this, the things our minds can be consumed by, become less about us and more about how we can fulfill what He calls us to.
In the Passion Translation of this passage, verse 3 says, “For those of us who believe, faith activates the promise and we experience the realm of confident rest!” I love the way this translation reminds us that it’s through our faith in God, that we can experience confident rest in God and the eternal future with Him that is before us.
Lord God, I thank You for offering me rest in You. Please help me today, to focus on You in all that’s ahead of me and put my faith solely in Who You are. May I experience rest in You, as I choose to listen, obey and follow Your ways. Amen.
Written by Laura Samperi