Hebrews warns us to be sure we don’t fail to enter God’s rest. First, let’s clarify that if we don’t enter God’s rest we won’t lose our salvation. Secondly entering God’s rest doesn’t mean we sit back become lazy spiritually or physically. We don’t expect God to spoon feed us His Word. All we have to do is look at our biological bodies and we see we have 2 arms and two legs. So God expects us to do things for ourselves. Preferably what He wants us to do.
The kind of rest I speak of is the supernatural trust in God. We come to a point in our lives where we reach the end of ourselves. We are tired of trying to do everything in life in our own strength. We try and we try and we don’t move forward or backward we just stay still. We are so tired of our fleshy actions because we see we just keep failing in our endeavors. This is the point we throw our hands up in prayer to God, asking Him to take control of our circumstances and start moving us where He will.
Psalm 34:17 says it like this:
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
This prayer is both transitional and exactly what God wants us to pray. We spiritually transfer all our cares and circumstances to God. We are saying in essence “Help me I need you and I trust you!” Surely God will answer this prayer and bring us into that blessed rest in Him. The rest where He can supernaturally move on our behalf and deliver us from all of life’s troubles. This is when God can release His supernatural resources for us and do things in the earthly realm that we could only dream of doing ourselves.
God will move mountains for us when we completely trust Him in that supernatural rest. Psalm 91 tells us when we abide in the dwelling of the Most High we will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Imagine abiding in God’s shadow all the days of our lives. What a major difference that would make in our daily lives. The power of God would be at our right hand perennially as He would lead us in continual victory. So enter His rest today.
What does resting in God mean for you?