Resting In Jesus
When God says come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28), this rest is referring to the rest from worries. Many of times, we realise that we are always worrying. For instance, our test results, or situations which also seem to have no possible solutions. Therefore, when God grants us rest, we are resting from the tiredness we have felt from trying our best to solve the problem and the heavy burdens we have been carrying for so long, coming from the worries we had in the past.
We also rest, having the peace in our hearts that Jesus is the answers to our prayers. We rest in His arms, being aware that we don't have to worry about the unsolved problems and knowing the truth for ourselves that Jesus is good, and those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing (Psalm 34:10).
However, resting in Jesus doesn't mean not doing anything. You can't possibly pray that God will do your homework and then rest completely in faith, totally believing that the work will magically appear out of nowhere. Faith without deeds is as good as dead (James 2:26).
Similarly, you do not literally rest and don't pray, taking for granted that God knew your prayer beforehand or there is no point in you praying since Jesus knew your heart desire. Pray, believe, and rest in His promise, finished work, and grace.
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Hebrews 4:16 (NLT)
Worrying won't change anything. Begin to rest in Jesus and declare that there is victory in Christ today!
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?Matthew 6:27 (NIV)