Friday, March 15, 2013

Finding Rest For Our Souls


"And ye shall find rest unto your souls."


Physical rest is a blessing at the end of a maddening day. To be able to prop my feet up, kick back, and relax with a book is heaven on earth. Especially when I've been knee-deep in stinky diapers, puzzle pieces, and baskets of laundry to be folded (I love washing the clothes but hate folding and putting them away). 

But spiritual rest--the rest that comes only through the blood of the Lamb--is perfect bliss. It's comfort in knowing that I don't have to do it all. That the dishes can sit in the sink a little while longer while I pray. That I don't have to fret about the potential buyers coming to look at our house, worrying that they'll see the marker on the walls or the poop stains on the carpet (yep, sad but true) because none of it matters.

Rest for our souls is perfect peace, and when we lay our burdens on Jesus, He promises:

"And ye shall find rest unto your souls."

How do you view REST?

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  1. I had to smile when I clicked on your page. I had the exact same verse in mind when I was writing, too. And we're even getting ready to sell our house. Funny how that works. :) Best wishes to you on that, and yes, resting in Him is the deepest peace!

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  2. I love putting clothes in the wash - but am not graceful at folding and putting away - socks - oh, socks were designed to torment!!! I want His kind of rest more than my kind:) Hope your house sells soon! Have a blessed weekend!