Your Monday Muse featuring Jonny Diaz_August 2021

Guest Contribution by Katelyn Scherping, Editorial Intern

Life sometimes never seems to stop.

There’s busy, busy, busy all around us all the time.

Sometimes it feels like we’re always running behind.

But God has a greater plan for us.

He wants us to rest, wants us to find peace in His presence.

That’s why He created the Sabbath:

A day of rest where His people trusted Him to take care of the next day’s troubles.

Through Jesus’ actions on the cross, we have His rest living within us.

It helps give us peace and contentment in our lives.

Even when the storms of life come,

we can fall asleep in the boat just like Jesus and

trust Him to calm the waves.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

God, give me your rest today. My heart is strained, and I can’t handle all of this on my own. Help me trust in you and fill me with your rest. Let my eyes be fixed on you and let my soul rest in you as I go about my day today. Amen.