Rest

Did you know it takes patience to rest?

I’m on a sabbatical right now and when you are used to doing, doing, doing then rest is not an easy process to yield to.

Resting is a process.

It allows your body, mind and soul to do things that couldn’t happen while you were so busy. 

Activity inhibits some critical processes. Rest is not really rest in the truest form, its simply a change of processes. 

Constant activity requires your body to stay in a constant state of defensiveness so that you can continue uninterrupted in your constant busyness. But this constant state of defense requires that other processes be reduced in their priority. Some never happen. Some healing processes never happen when we stay busy. 

 

Rest is where you tell your body, “I’m going to slow down now and give you time to catch up, heal up, regroup, re-assess, regenerate, reinvigorate.” There’s so much work that needs to be done inside us. If we think its unimportant we will never give time to it. Rest is more important than we know.

 

Did you know it takes faith to rest?

I know there is a God.

I know that I am not Him.

I know He’s bigger than me, more capable, more loving.

I know that He knows that I need rest.

So within His creation, His system, He has made room for me to rest, time for me to take a break.

When I rest I must trust Him for all the things that I was relying on myself for.

I must rest. He is good. He will take care of all those things. I need not worry. I need not fear. God is good. Good night! Time to rest.