Find rest in God alone

(James Smith, “The Pastor’s Morning Visit”)

“I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

There is no rest for the Christian in this world. Because there will be always something to disturb, perplex, or distress him; it is an enemy’s land.

But Jesus says, “I will give you rest.” He does so by enabling us to . . .
rely on His Word,Find rest in God alone
recognize His hand,
submit to His will, and
trust in His perfect work.

He assures us . . .
that our sins are forgiven;
and that we are safe in His keeping;
because His presence shall always be with us; and
therefore that all things shall work together for our eternal good.

We can rest on His faithfulness—for He has been tried, and found faithful.

Because we can rest on His love—for He loves us to the uttermost.

Therefore We can rest on His power—for it is ever engaged on our behalf.

And We can rest on His covenant—for it is ordered in all things and sure.

We can rest on His blood—for it speaks peace, pardon, and acceptance with God.

Therefore We can rest at His feet—for there we are safe, and can never be injured.

Because we cannot rest . . .
on our graces,
our comforts,
on our friends, or
on our possessions.

Therefore We may rest on Jesus alone.

Find rest in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken!” Psalm 62:5-6

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