Rest is unfound in the midst of busyness.
Busyness for many people means spending a great deal of time working, for someone else’s business.
If our best is poured out on business each day in the midst of our busyness, what’s left at the end of the day?
How do you get refueled to do it a over again tomorrow?
How can you make time for the business you are neglecting in the busyness- caring for yourself.
There is really only one person, from before you were born until the moment you leave this earth, who has your best interest at heart, and who cares for you beyond your comprehension.
And when we look to see what God’s Word says about busyness, we find words that stir up longing for quiet places, open fields, rest, laying down of our burdens, hope in the midst of our struggle….lavished with abundant love, mercy, grace.
Words that usher in peace.
Come to Me, He calls, this Lover of our souls.
I will give you rest.
You can experience rest in the middle of a crazy chaotic situation.
I distinctly remember a nasty word spoken to me, deliberately delivered like a spear to my heart. I could nearly breathe from the pain.
I left the situation, went into the hall, slid to the floor and cried.
Still grieving over two recent losses, this extra dramatic blow from the enemy to my soul could have put a wedge between family members, and might have had God not intervened.
As I tried to catch my breathe and sob simultaneously, I happened to look up, and a sweet older woman who looked a great deal like one of my loved one came up to me, caught my eye and told me everything would be all right.
Which is exactly what I needed to hear, from the image of someone I loved, in that exact moment.
An overwhelming sense of peace, an awareness that God was not surprised and He would use this incident for good & His glory fell over me, and I felt inexplicably completely at rest.
The battle was still waging on, but I found rest in leaving the cares in God’s care & timing.
Rest is found when we trade our ruffled feathers in for the covering of peace He has waiting for each of us.
My daughter likes to refer to things she misplaces as being unfound. Just waiting to be found by one who is looking for it.
Our rest, our inner peace, deep down in our soul becomes unfound with extensive busyness and business.
And the opposite is true as well….
Our rest, our inner peace, deep down in our soul becomes found with extensive rest and being who He designed us to me.
Once you have tasted true rest, your soul will never be satisfied with substitutions.