”Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.” Psalm 91:1; Psalm 62:1, 5.
God wants us to enjoy our everyday lives. John 10:10 says that Jesus died for us so we may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). But it seems so many of us who say we believe in Jesus are not really enjoying our lives. With this trend, It’s tragic to think that Jesus paid the price for our sins, that He suffered to make that sacrifice, and yet there are so many Christians who are struggling just to get by and make it through each day.
When we try to do everything in our own strength and leave God out of the equation, we just get worn-out and frustrated by our mistakes and failures. But when we lean on God, we actually enter into His rest and can enjoy our lives, no matter what our circumstances may be. The key to having abundant life in Christ is living by God’s grace through faith. Because grace is His power working in us that enables us to do whatever we need to do in life. At this junction, the rest of God is not a rest from work anymore—it’s a rest in work (peace within-full of grace).
To enjoy this kind of peace, we need to start partnering with God to do what He is calling us to do by His grace, and leaving the part we can’t do in His hands, trusting Him to do it. Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of us be found to have fallen short of it (the grace), so that from now on our faith shall not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. So help us God!