Dawn WilsonCrosswalk.com Contributing Writer
1. Rest in God.
Worry and fear rob us of the daily treasures God wants to open to us, even in our time of sickness and stress. Rather than becoming anxious and fearful, it’s far wiser to rest in God as we rest physically. He grants comfort and rest to our souls when we’re hurting, but we must come to Him and put our burden in His hands if we want to experience the blessing of rest (Matthew 11:28-30; 1 Peter 5:7).
We rest in the Lord when we wait patiently for Him (Psalm 37:7a). His peace—found in prayer and through gratitude—guards our hearts so we can rest in Him (Philippians 4:6-7). We rest in His holy purposes for our lives and His strength (Job 23:10; Isaiah 46:9-10; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
During these times of rest, play soothing or inspirational music.
Listen to encouraging podcasts.
Enjoy life-building books.
But never neglect the truth and treasure of God’s Word—it brings rest to the soul (Proverbs 30:5; Psalm 12:6).