The Lord’s rest can be yours. When you feel frustrated or upset and your peace is gone ask yourself, Am I believing God’s word?
In addition, you can be free from struggle and worry by asking him to help you.
God will speak to your heart and guide you. The Lord’s rest is already yours, you just have to receive it.
Believe the Word and Trust God
Negative thoughts and doubt occur because you’re not trusting God and believing what he says.
Your joy will return when you believe his word and place your trust him, and your peace comes back to you.
Let Jesus Help
Jesus said you don’t have to carry your burdens alone. You can go to him and find refreshment and rest for your soul.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 NIV Bible)
It’s a relief knowing we can trust God and go to him with everything. It’s not about being accepted because of what we can do.
Rather, it’s about what he’s done for us.
We don’t have to worry, carry burdens or figure everything out. We can go to Jesus who loves us and will carry our burden for us.
Live Freely and Lightly
As a result, we can learn to live freely and lightly. As we’re in company with him.
He’s given us his rest but like with the gifts he offers we have to claim it and willfully receive it.
The Lord’s Rest
Our faith activates the promise, and we can have the confident rest of the Lord.
Therefore when we believe what God says we gain his inner peace. We become assured of our salvation and his power.
Don’t miss the Lord’s rest by unbelief like those Moses led out of Egypt who wandered in the wilderness for forty years. And didn’t make it to the promised land.
So we see that they were not able to enter into his rest- the promised land because of unbelief and unwillingness to trust in God.
(Hebrews 3:19 Amplified Bible)
“I was grieved with them and made a solemn oath, they will never enter into the calming rest of my Spirit.” Hebrews 4: 3 (The Passion Translation)
Enter Through Belief
Those who Moses led out of Egypt, were the first to hear the good news of deliverance. But they failed to enter his rest because of their unbelieving hearts.
However, we have the opportunity to enter into the faith-rest life and experience the fulfillment of the promise.
“Today if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”
(Hebrews 4:6-7 The Amplified Bible)
Hold on to Our Faith
Above all, the key to entering into the Lord’s rest is through belief in God and what he says. The bible says hold on to our confession of faith in Jesus Christ.
Hold fast to our confession of faith in Jesus Christ see (Hebrews 4:14 Amplified Bible)
Therefore, no matter what our situation looks or feels like, we need to speak faith, not fear. That doesn’t mean we deny our circumstances. It means we deny them the right to rule over us. (Joyce Meyer)
Most importantly, Jesus understands our humanity and he’s able to sympathize and understand our weakness and temptation. He was tempted in every way but was without sin.
Approach God’s throne of grace with confidence and receive his help in times of need.
Receive His Rest
We can enter into God’s rest and cease from our own works, just as God celebrates his finished works and rests in them.
Be eager to experience this faith-rest life for yourselves and not fall into unbelief and disobedience.
To be clear the rest of God doesn’t mean we’ll never have opposition. It’s a gift that keeps believers peaceful in times of trouble.
It operates in the midst of a storm, not in the absence of a storm. Jesus didn’t come so we’d never have opposition in life, but to give us a different approach to the storms of life. (Joyce Meyer)
Certainly, it’s our gift because we believe in God and his word. His promises are true. They are for you and me, his word never changes and he cannot lie.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalms 91:1 NIV Bible)