Don’t we all want to experience God’s presence? I know that I do! His word says that in his presence you will find rest. That’s enough for me to seek his face every day. The world hands us daily struggles that cause us to be weary but if we look to God we will find rest and refreshment. Notice that God spoke these words in Exodus which is the Old Testament. Now we have Jesus Christ giving us the same words in the New Testament. In Matthew he says that he will give rest to the weary. Jesus understands what we go through physically and spiritually in this world. Jesus Christ forgives us of our sins when we seek him and commit to his direction for our lives. Our sinful nature causes us to fall short of the glory of God but we can find rest in Jesus.
The Holy Spirit will dwell within you to give you peace and the presence of the Lord to deal with the daily struggles in life. I personally know that God gives rest and strength to those who earnestly seek him. When my relationship matured in Christ, things that use to bother me, don’t have the same effect anymore. Don’t get me wrong I still get overwhelmed with daily struggles but then I remember that my help comes from the Lord. I read my word and pray that the Lord fight this battle for me. Your rest and refreshment will come when you put all your problems at the altar and leave them with Jesus to handle. I’m not talking about the altar at church, I’m referring to an altar that is in your heart. Spend time with God so that you know him better. I recommend you read God’s word (BIBLE), this always and will be my suggestion. There are many great books to read but the bible is the way you will understand who God is and what he can do for you in your life. Rest and Refreshment are just a prayer away!