Bible Verses About Rest

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Feeling tired or overwhelmed right now? Here are some powerful Bible verses about rest that will restore your soul.

One of the most life-giving passages of scripture on rest is found in Matthew, chapter 11. Jesus is explaining to a crowd of listeners an updated version of the idea of rest. Its worth remembering that the Jewish people were heavily oppressed, taxed, and persecuted at this time.

In addition to the brutal Roman rule, there were the hundreds of cultural laws given by the Pharisees and Sadducees. To disobey either of these authorities could mean being kicked out of society and even death. Poverty was a harsh reality for these people too.

So it must have been an amazing relief for these people to hear Jesus teach:

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”” Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)

Walk With Me

Jesus invites us to walk with him. What does that mean? He invites us to live in an unbroken relationship with Him, with the awareness that He is always with us. Whatever we do in the business of our everyday lives, He is with us, His Spirit working in us and through us. Take time out right now and ask Him to give you His rest.

Work With Me

Working with Jesus means not relying on our own strength, but on His Spirit, to guide and sustain us. When we work from a place of rest, we can find a new kind of energy and sustaining strength, trusting Him for the outcomes. Take a break right now and ask Him for His strength.

Watch How I do it

By reading about Jesus life in the Bible, the way He conducted Himself and the way He treated people, we can begin to model our own lives after Him. As we learn to do this, we will live from a place of reliance on Him, with better and more wholesome life-giving choices. Take a moment and ask Him to teach you how to live.

Ten Bible Verses About Rest

“So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God.” Hebrews 4:9

“Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.” Psalm 37:7

“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.” Psalm 62:1

“He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.” Psalm 23:2

“The Lord replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.'” Exodus 33:14

“Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.” Psalm 116:7

“And I will give you rest from all your enemies. “‘The Lord declares to you that the Lord himself will establish a house for you.” 2 Samuel 7:11

“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8

“I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me.” Psalm 3:5

Bible Verses About Rest: Power to The Weak

If you’re feeling weak today, then remember this verse in Isaiah.

“He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary..will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:29–31

More Bible Verses About Rest

“The Lord replied, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.'” Exodus 33:14

“I am at rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.” Psalm 62:1

“He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” Psalm 121:3–4

“But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love.” Psalm 33:18

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”  Psalm 46:10

“So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God.” Hebrews 4:9

“Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.” Psalm 37:7

“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.” Psalm 62:1

“He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.” Psalm 23:2

“The Lord replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.'” Exodus 33:14

“Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.” Psalm 116:7

“And I will give you rest from all your enemies. “‘The Lord declares to you that the Lord himself will establish a house for you:” 2 Samuel 7:11

“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8

“I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me.” Psalm 3:5

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