Rest ©

Awake again,

So much on my mind

Thoughts of today repeat themselves

My want to do list

Keeps growing longer.

 

I close my eyes and lay my head on the pillow,

Wrap myself halfway under the sheet.

Sleep eludes me.

 

Jesus said that I can enter His rest.

Rest for the physical body is essential

And I have to do that now

As I have no energy for anything else.

 

So why is it so hard to sleep well?

Pain takes over,

Tossing and turning

Then…

The pain medication finally kicks in.

Yet, I wake up even more tired than

Before I went to bed.

 

Rest, Jesus, I long for deep, solid rest

I trust You-

You said that those who believe

Will enter into Your rest.

You said the battle is not mine

Be still and know that You are God.

 

I am here

Waiting

Longing

Hoping

For spiritual rest

 

In the white spaces of my soul

I pause

Seek

Listen

And I am still.

 

No matter what it takes Lord,

I will find rest

Because you promised me

Rest is mine-

 

“So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God.

For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labours,

Just as God did after creating the world.

So let us do our best to enter that rest.” –Hebrews 4.9-11a NLT

 

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