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Finding Rest in Jesus

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February 28, 2023 7:00 pm

Finding Rest in Jesus

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February 28, 2023 7:00 pm

The restless soul is never satisfied with wealth and success. A deceased country music icon could testify to this truth. He had nearly forty of his albums appear on Billboard's country-music top ten charts and just as many number one singles. But he also had multiple marriages and spent time in prison. Even with all his achievements, he once lamented: "There’s a restlessness in my soul that I've never conquered, not with motion, marriages or meaning. . . . It's still there to a degree. And it will be till the day I die." Sadly, he could have found rest in his soul before his life ended.

Jesus invites all those, like this musician, who have become weary from toiling in sin and its consequences to come to him personally: “Come to me,” He says (Matthew 11:28). When we receive salvation in Jesus, He will take the burdens from us and “give [us] rest.” The only requirements are to believe in Him and then to learn from Him how to live the abundant life He provides (John 10:10). Taking on the yoke of Jesus’ discipleship results in our finding “rest for [our] souls” (Matthew 11:29).

When we come to Jesus, He doesn’t abbreviate our accountability to God. He gives peace to our restless souls by providing us a new and less burdensome way to live in Him. He gives us true rest.

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Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread. Our reading titled Finding Rest in Jesus was written by Marvin Williams. He was just as many number one singles, but he also had multiple marriages and spent time in prison. Even with all his achievements, he once lamented, There's a restlessness in my soul that I've never conquered, not with motion, marriages, or meaning.

It's still there to a degree, and it'll be till the day I die. Sadly, he could have found rest in his soul before his life ended. Jesus invites all those, like this musician, who have become weary from toiling in sin and its consequences, to come to him personally.

Come to me, he says. When we receive salvation in Jesus, he will take the burdens from us and give us rest. The only requirements are to believe in him and then to learn from him how to live the abundant life he provides. Taking on the yoke of Jesus' discipleship results in our finding rest for our souls. When we come to Jesus, he doesn't abbreviate our accountability to God. He gives peace to our restless souls by providing us a new and less burdensome way to live in him. He gives us true rest.

Today's Our Daily Bread devotional scripture reading is from Matthew chapter 11 verses 28 through 30. Let's pray. Jesus, thank you for inviting us to come to you and promising to receive us when we do. Help our restless souls find peace and rest in you alone. Thank you, Lord. It's in your name we pray. Amen. Thanks for listening today. I'm Stephen Taver and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries.
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