The enemy of rest

From Return to Your Rest: A Spirit-to-spirit Journey

Return to Your RestThe enemy of rest is not busyness alone. According to Hebrews 3:18-19, the prime enemy of rest is unbelief.

Typically, this unbelief surfaces when a situation we face triggers turmoil in our soul – and instead of acknowledging our feelings, desires and thoughts, and submitting them to God, we take matters into our own hands. We let our inner disquiet drive us.

Yet …

The absence of rest kills. It reduces our minds to mush. It opens our bodies to disease. It replaces vitality with stupor and a crazed, mechanical running to keep up.

In spite of all that constantly fights against it, may the Lord bless us with grace to return to our rest.

Adapted from Return to Your Rest: A Spirit-to-spirit Journey, © 2016 Deborah P. Brunt

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