"Come to Me, all all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matt 11:28
Rest. This one word brings such comfort and peace. Doesn't just saying the word bring relief?
Rest can be defined as: peace of mind or spirit, freedom from activity or labor, sleep, free of anxieties, something used for support.
I love all these definitions. Mmmm... "Something used for support." We might equate this to a "foot rest" or "arm rest" on a chair. Jesus is our "rest". He is our support and strength. Not only does He give us rest. He is our rest.
Today, I want to focus on entering His rest.
Recently, I was attending a prayer meeting for the Deeper Still ministry. In these prayer meetings, there is much focus on worship (which I love!). During the worship time, I caught myself falling asleep. When I realized I was falling asleep, I attempted to wake myself up. However, I felt the Lord say in my spirit,
"Rest. Rest in my presence. As a physician puts a patient to sleep for heart surgery, so I will do heart surgery while you sleep."
If you have followed my blog for very long, you probably realized that last year was a trying year. My heart is still recovering, although God has already done much healing. God needed to do some heart surgery that day while I rested in Him. He is our rest. He is our support. He is our healer. He is the great Physician.
Is your heart hurting today? If so, I want to invite you to click on the link below, worship and rest in His presence. Rest and let our great Physician do heart surgery.