“There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.” (Hebrews 4:9-10)
While some get a reprieve from driving to the office, others are exhausted from working overtime. While the unemployed face financial strain, those still at work face health dangers at their essential jobs. We try hard to empathize with our neighbors but also agonize over what the future holds for ourselves and our families.
There’s something remarkable about knowing God understands what we’re going through. He knew what it meant to engage in important work, and He also showed us the importance of rest. “For everything there is a season…” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) And whether this is your season to work or rest, we can all find peace in knowing God provides a time for both.
God knows our hearts and our desire for peaceful sleep. Isaiah 53:4 says, “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows,” and because of this we can rest in His love for us. So let’s move forward with doing the right thing, holding onto healthy habits as much as is humanly possible right now. But let’s also add these verses to our daily routine, whatever that looks like for us. God’s word provides the best answer for helping to ensure a good night’s sleep.
For more on trading worry for peace, check out Kristine’s free printable, 5 Verses for When You Wake Up Feeling the Weight of Life’s Struggles. Author Kristine Brown shares how to “become more than yourself through God’s Word” at her website, kristinebrown.net. Find out more by following her on Facebook.
Kristine Brown is a communicator at heart, sharing insight with her readers in relatable ways. Her life experiences serve as a backdrop for her lessons that highlight God’s powerful Word and redemptive grace. She is the author of the book, Over It. Conquering Comparison to Live Out God’s Plan, and founder of the non-profit organization, More Than Yourself, Inc. Read Kristine’s weekly devotions at kristinebrown.net or connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
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