Day 23 Rest and trust in God

On the day the LORD gives you relief from your suffering and turmoil and from the harsh labor forced on you, and you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon: How the oppressor has come to an end! How his fury has ended! Isaiah 14:3-4
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
What does this mean? When our faith is placed in God, one of the signs that demonstrate we really trust Him is that we live in His rest. The opposite of resting is being anxious and worried. When God finished creating the world, He “rested” (Gn. 2:2–3; Heb. 4:4). In the same way, when Jesus finished the work of the cross He “rested” and was seated in authority at the right hand of the Father (Heb. 10:12). For that reason, if you are facing a problem beyond your strength, suffering hardship in your marriage or finances, are confused, etc., you are not experiencing His rest. However, if you are rested even during tough times, this is a sign that you carry the peace of God and are pleasing Him. On this day, He wants to compliment you and say: “Despite all your problems you are still resting in Me, and I fill you with My peace and My love. Rest and trust in Me!” Now, lift up your hands and rest in God. Believe that He will do what He has promised. He who began the good work in you will fulfill it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Activation
Are you going through a desert, living in a time of crisis, illness or torment? Show your praise to God! Have faith and rest in Him. Will you join me?
Let us pray
Heavenly Father, on this day I come before you, knowing that You have the solution to all my problems. I believe in You with all my heart. You are the God of the impossible! Today I cry to You in the midst of trials because You hear me and save me. Your presence goes with me. I rest in You, for You are the God of my salvation. Amen.

BIBLE READINGS
Psalms 127:2
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.
Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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