There remaineth, therefore, a rest to the people of God (Hebrews 4:9)
Rest – Repose (to place trust in someone; in the control of some person or group), quiet, quietude, ease, tranquility, peacefulness, relaxation, sleep, standstill, calm. Rest is something God has provided for His people through the gift of His Son, Jesus. Jesus came not only to restore our relationship with God, but He came to provide everything we need physically, mentally, emotionally, financially and relational. The adversary comes to steal our peace by bombarding our minds with the cares of this world, as it enters our minds it also goes to the heart making many sick physically, mentally and emotionally. In this world, we will have trials and tribulation whether we’re a Christian or an unbeliever. If we concentrate on the power of God rather than our problem, we will receive the peace of God. Having peace in God is not denying you have a situation or an issue, but you’re allowing God to be God and not the situation or issue. If we’re concentrating more on what we’re going through, we have made the issue our god. Jesus warned the believer, we would have tribulation, but He have over-came the world (These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world – John 16:38). Whether you know it or not, heaven is fighting for you; no way would God allow His children to be defeated by the adversary or the world when they have submitted themselves to Him completely.
Jesus said we are one with Him and the Father (That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me-John 17:21). Every born-again Christian has the Father backing them up. We look at the problem, we ask the Father for direction and we wait on Him. While we’re waiting, we’re building ourselves up in prayer, fasting, reading and studying the world of God so our faith will grow and our spirit will be sensitive to his Spirit and to His voice. God’s desire for His children is for them to place their trust in Him, there is nothing that can happen that God is not aware of, if He allowed it, then it’s going to work together for our good. We can’t run from a task the Father has given us, we must know that He has our best interest at heart. Jesus has overcome everything that would try to hinder and block; Greater is He that is in you than what is trying to destroy you!
Even though when we’re being persecuted, rejected, lied on, betrayed, lacking in finances, lacking companionship, hurting in our bodies, attacked with sickness and dis-ease our faith should be in God, and when our faith is in Him, we don’t have anxiety attacks, depression. We don’t have sleepless nights, our countenance is not sad, but of joy, because we know where our help comes from. We know that our Heavenly Father will bring us out with the victory. When you rest, you look at the issue and tell it, God got this!