Hebrews 4:9 "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God."
Christians these days seem to be more troubled than they should be. We are to be at rest. The problem is that God's people are stressed.
How many of us worry? I'm sure we all find ourselves worrying about something. Worry is a sin. When we worry we are not trusting God as we should. We might think we're trusting Him but if we sit and fret or worry we aren't REALLY trusting Him.
When we worry we may find ourselves trying to help God out to fix whatever it is that we are worried about. When we trust God completely for His will in a situation then we will have His peace and assurance that He is working in that situation and that the results will come in His way and in His time.
God has a purpose for everything we go through. And when we rest in Him then He gives peace and comfort as we do.
We get burdened for loved ones not living for God. Wives are burdened over husbands and husbands are burdened for their wives. There are children that are breaking momma and daddy's hearts. There are Christian homes that are in trouble. We should not allow those burdens and the feelings we have due to those situations destroy us.
We need to take those things to Jesus and we've got to leave them with Him. He does not want us to worry. Worrying does not change the situation...it only changes us. It will change our attitude (we'll become short...snappy and grumpy). Our disposition will be affected. And even our health will be affected (high blood pressure...stomach ulcers...migraines...etc.).
(vss. 14-15) "Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." Jesus understands. He has experienced everything that we're going through. Jesus never promised to do away with our suffering...only that He would fill those sufferings with His presence. I really like (verse 16) "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." Are you going to the throne room with that burden you are carrying? Are you going daily? Are you going when you feel yourself beginning to worry about that burden? If you aren't then you are not resting in Him.
Rest in Him!!!! There is peace and comfort in resting!!!