“ Labor to enter that rest. . .” (Hebrews 4:11)
Rest and Trust in Jesus
Summer time and the living is easy as the song goes.
The ringing of that last school bell announces the end of a school year and the beginning of a time of fun, relaxation and excitement.
While some are thrilled and excited about nine weeks of no school, others may not be. How can you be assured of an enjoyable,
stress-free, invigorating and relaxing summer, in spite of life’s challenges? Rest and trust in Jesus. He loves you, and His plans for you are
good- plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11) . Isaiah 26:3 reminds us that He will
keep you in perfect peace, as your mind is rested in Him because you trust Him. The good news is Jesus has already finished the work of
ensuring that you have a restful, relaxing summer. His Grace purchased it for you over 2000 years ago. YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORK TO
HAVE THIS RESTFUL SUMMER. All you need to do is believe Jesus did it, receive by faith and confidently enter into the promised Rest in
Jesus. That is Good news. Since the hard part is already completed, what is keeping you from entering into a peaceful and restful
summer? No matter what comes your way this summer, rest and trust Him.
Meditate and Consider: Jesus assures us, My Peace I leave you. (John 14:27)