I heard the Lord say:
“My rest is a place of progress.”
He continued by saying:
“You are panting and gasping for rest, but you don’t rest enough because you feel it is a place where you won’t make progress. Yet, My rest is the place of the most progress of all, for it is in My rest that you seek Me most diligently … and that is when I can add all things to you.
I want you to treat rest like fasting for the time being: like a way to sacrifice something in order to seek Me.
You don’t always have to do this, but I do need you to do it for now because this method of seeking My rest will teach you. As you present your rest to Me like a fast, I will accept your sacrifice–the sacrifice of your self-perceived ability to provide for yourself–and I will move in your situation.
Rest is a trust issue.
As we have discussed before, you have faith–but you don’t always trust Me. The two things are not the same. But when you rest, you have to trust that I will do all the things (and do them better) than you could, even when you try your hardest.
Worry is a trust issue too, and that is why I am purging you of worry. I desire you to trust Me no matter what, and to know that I am for you.
I am working the trust that is in your heart so that it is visible on the outside, in your actions. I am teaching you to trust Me more every day. I am providing for you in ways you know not of, and I am moving on your behalf MORE every time you rest.
Everything you see was created by the spoken word.
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You need to realize that you can do nothing without Me, so you might as well just step back and rest.
Let Me do things for you while you rest. Seek Me with all your heart for My own sake, and rest in Me while you do.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. I am working on your behalf right now, even when you do not see it. And I am producing results for you that you could never imagine!
I am with you to comfort you during this hard season.
But, you will find this season is not as hard as you thought it was if you will just rest. Your fatigue makes things a LOT harder than they need to be.
You were shocked when you heard recently that life should be fun and easy. And although it’s true that in this world you will have tribulations, the fact is that you can be of good cheer–for I have overcome the world. The ease of life happens when you enter My rest, even when things appear difficult on the outside.
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It is in My rest that you receive comfort, joy, healing, revelation, and true peace–no matter what is going on around you.
You truly have no idea the measure of blessing I can pour out on you when you rest for an extended period of time. You may not know how to rest for an extended period of time, but I will teach you if you are willing to be taught.
Be blessed, My child. Be blessed in your rest today. For I will most assuredly bless you and give you peace,” says the Lord to His children.
Thank You, Lord Jesus!
Friend, is this word for you today? If so, leave a comment below–and stop and thank the Lord for His mighty promises, and for His rest!