Mark 6:31-32 — 31 He said to them, “Come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” 32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place (NIV).
Notice the first three words out of Jesus’ mouth when He instructed the disciples to rest. He said, “Come with Me.” There is no better place to find rest than in the presence of God. It’s in His presence where we will be restored completely. There are a couple more lessons to be learned from this passage. I’ll talk about one today and the second tomorrow.
I first want to talk about the importance of finding rest for our souls. Your soul is your mind, will, and emotions. As I briefly touched on yesterday, there are some people who cannot turn their minds off. They are always thinking about something, and the constant stress on their minds is very draining.
There are also those who allow their emotions to get the best of them. They are emotional basket cases, and it leaves them lifeless. You have to find rest for your soul. A lot of people don’t think about resting their souls because they don’t know how to, or they don’t know they’re supposed to. But it’s absolutely vital.
Jesus gave us the secret to resting our souls. We have to go with Him. Psalm 62:1 says, “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him” (NIV).
Maybe today your soul needs rest. Perhaps you’ve been searching, or maybe you didn’t even know to look. The Bible says rest for your soul is found in God alone. Be encouraged. The Lord has His hand extended to you today, and He’s saying, “Come with Me.”
He has the ability to heal your emotions and set your mind at ease. Perhaps you’ve lacked energy and have been unable to focus for a long time. I believe God is going to restore you today. Fall into His arms and find the rest you’ve been searching for.
Psalm 62:5 — Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him (NIV).
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