Matthew 11:28 Peace By Faith

Matthew 11:28 Peace By Faith

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

Like many of you, I’ve been under a lot of pressure lately and I’m coping with more stress than ever. So much so, that I’m suffering from memory loss at work, and in my private life as well.

I’ve tried to find peace and joy in sports, movies, games, even tried driving a sports car, to no avail.

Then, one morning as I was doing my quick Bible reading, I realized I was actually at peace, calm as could be, immersed in God’s word.

God’s promise came true. I went to Him, and He game me rest.

In a world filled with turmoil, anxiety, and restlessness, God’s Word stands as a beacon of hope, offering us a refuge of tranquility and renewal.

Looking around us, it’s evident that many are living in a state of perpetual weariness. The demands of modern life, the constant stream of information, and the relentless pursuit of success often leave us feeling drained and overwhelmed.

It’s in this state of exhaustion that we find ourselves desperately seeking rest. Jesus, in Matthew 11:28, invites all who are weary and burdened to come to Him and find rest for their souls. This promise is a testament to God’s infinite compassion and love for His children.

The Role of God’s Word

In Matthew 11:14, Jesus reveals a profound truth: “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

When we take the yoke of Jesus upon ourselves, we are committing to be His disciples, to follow His teachings and immerse ourselves in God’s Word. This is where we find the key to true and lasting peace and rest.

God’s Word, the Bible, is a source of wisdom, comfort, and guidance. It is a living and powerful tool that brings us into communion with our Creator. Through the pages of the Bible, we discover the promises of God, the testimonies of faith, and the transformative truths that renew our minds and hearts.

Philippians 4:7 reminds us that “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

When we immerse ourselves in God’s Word, meditating on His promises and principles, we tap into a peace that goes beyond human comprehension. This peace is not dependent on external circumstances; it is anchored in the unchanging character of God.

In our fast-paced world, rest is often associated with physical relaxation and the absence of work. However, the rest that God offers is much deeper and more profound.

It is rest that nurtures our souls.

When we open our hearts to the Word of God, we find rest in knowing that we are loved, forgiven, and accepted by our Heavenly Father. We find rest in the assurance of God’s sovereignty and His unshakable promises.

How to Experience God’s Peace and Rest

So, how can we practically experience God’s peace and rest in our lives?

  1. Spend Time in God’s Word: Dedicate regular time to study and meditate on the Bible. Allow God’s Word to permeate your thoughts and actions.
  2. Prayer and Surrender: In prayer, surrender your worries and anxieties to God. Trust in His providence and sovereignty.
  3. Fellowship: Connect with a community of believers who can encourage and support you on your faith journey.
  4. Rest: Honor the Sabbath as a day of rest and worship, setting aside time to focus on God.
  5. Practice Gratitude: Cultivate a heart of gratitude for the blessings and provisions God has given you.

God’s Word is a wellspring of peace and rest for our weary souls. As we draw near to God through His Word, we find that His gentle and humble presence brings us the peace that surpasses understanding and the rest that nurtures our souls.

Let’s continue to seek refuge in His Word, and experience the fulfillment of His promise to grant us rest when we go to Him and His Word.

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Father God;
We thank you for your presence in our lives,
We praise you Lord for the wisdom bestowed upon Paul and Matthew,
And we ask you Lord to help us find joy in your perfect plan.

Allow us to praise and love each other through faith in you Jesus,
Shield us from evil through your Word, salvation and prayer,
Guide us to abide by the truth as we spread the good news to one and all,
And lead the lost to You.

God we pray that you will continue to bless us,
To bless our lives and fill us with hope.
We ask you Lord to guide our footsteps and lead us to the way everlasting,
Through faith in you Lord we seek salvation and our place with you in Heaven
According to your ways, your everlasting wisdom and strength.

May your will be done, here on Earth and through the vast Universe,
May our hearts be filled with your everlasting love and grace.
Praises to You God, Amen!

This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre

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Daniel St.Pierre

Daniel St.Pierre is a born again child of God. A Canadian immigrant to the United States, Daniel considers himself "blessed to be a blessing" as the ministry he leads continues to reach thousands of souls each month, on a global scale since 2003.