God Commands Us To Rest
But why is that simple task so hard to do?
Is there anyone else who struggles with this ability? As a stay at home wife, mom, and homeschool teacher I feel like there is always something that should be done like laundry, wash the dishes and clean the kitchen, clean the floors, prepare for school, and so much more. I struggle with the chores that still need to be done despite the fact it is a weekend. It doesn’t matter to me if it is Saturday or Sunday, the chores are all still the same.
When this goes on and on, it makes me weary and weak. I struggle with frustration, being grouchy, and because of the stress we live with, I have found I am now struggling with anger.
The worst part about all of this for me is the anger because I had never been an angry person until life became so hard. I know God frowns upon my anger just as He frowns upon my busyness, but when this lifestyle becomes a habit, I have found it hard to break.
I know the Bible has many references to resting and have included several below, but the question still remains, why is this so hard?
“Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.”
Exodus 34:21 NKJV
“I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, for trouble comes.”
Job 3:26 NKJV
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28 NKJV
I see it in writing and I believe God’s word to be truth, but yet I struggle. Why? As my sweet friend reminds me, I am allowing the enemy to spread his lies to me and I give in by listening. Another bad habit to fall in. Yikes! I am seeing a horrible trend of giving the enemy way too much power over my life.
Do you find yourself struggling with the same area? What do you do to fight against this? God tells me through his word that spending more time in prayer and in His word and listening to praise and worship music is the key to drowning out the enemy’s voice. So here goes. My attempt to intentionally drown out the voice of the enemy.
Ok back to reality because unfortunately, I find that the busyness of my life gets in the way of my making the time I need to spend with God. Am I the only one who struggles here?
In my attempt to live my life more intentional I am going to make more time in my life for God so that I will break the habit of listening to the lies which have been dictating my life for the past few years.
As I travel this intentional journey of seeking God’s voice, His truth, and His guidance you will see me posting more about it . I will be posting encouraging music and videos, encouraging pictures and posts here to share what I learn with you as well.
Hang in there Friend who is struggling along beside me. We will conquer this battle together! We can do this! God is going to give us the strength and the guidance when we need it and will bless us with the ability to rest when we need it weary friend.