The Resting Post – a place for weary travellers to lean, to be refreshed and gain new strength for the journey ahead.
We all grow weary on the course of life. Our souls crave times of rest, when we can reflect on the paths we’ve trod and gain fresh vision for the ones to come.
The greatest rest I’ve found is in my relationship with God. By nature I’m a perfectionist – one who carries high expectations and strives earnestly to meet them – an exhausting way to live. I used to think that’s what God wanted of me. Perfection. Yet the more I’ve come to know Him, the more I’ve discovered, instead of standing over me frowning His disapproval, He’s calling me to let go of striving and just trust Him.
He is my resting post.
When I lean on Him, He calms my flustered heart. He takes the weight of the burdens I’ve been carrying and promises to look after them for me. He speaks words that soothe and inspire. He gives courage for challenges I’m facing. He imparts vision for the days ahead.
The more I taste God’s rest, the more I hunger for a continuous flow of it. I want to walk through each day with Him, secure and at peace. I want God’s rest to be the very core of who I am – the anchor for my soul.
The wonderful thing is, He wants that for me too.
The prophet Isaiah expressed God’s heart well.
“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” (Isaiah 30:15)
We have a choice.
God is asking us to lay down our burdens, cease from striving and put our hope and trust firmly in Him. There we can find a rest far greater than anything we try to create for ourselves.