Day 5: A Call to Rest

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What would it look like to declare a one-day sabbatical on worry when it comes to our kids and school and all the stress that swirls around the preoccupation? A one-day sabbatical that might turn into an actual mindset of rest if we practice it enough?

We’re quick to judge rest as the most unproductive thing a person to do. But I believe rest is actually one of the most fruitful things a person can do. It’s a reset button for your body, mind, and spirit. Whether for an hour, a day, or even an extended season, the discipline of rest renews us for what lies ahead and gives us the strength and grace to face our dilemmas and decisions with courage and perspective.

Today, wherever you are, whatever the issues, I give you permission to rest.

The indecision and insecurity, the failing grades and frustration, the anxiety and the aggravation — they’ll be waiting for you whenever you want to pick them back up.

But this day is not for that. This day is for rest. And worry has no jurisdiction here.


May God rescue you from your many concerns and may your spirit find its true resting place in the perfect and perfecting love of Christ. 


Restful words from Jesus for today and every day:

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” {Matthew 11:28-30}


And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? {Matthew 6:27}


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  1. says

    I think rest is absolutely mandatory! Maybe that is because I will be welcoming #3 soon and I am a bit freaked out about getting it all done :-) Great words!


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