It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to opine that we are living in a time where political, social, and civil unrest are at its highest in recent years! While we were celebrating the sunrise of a new year, CNBC published a revelatory article on January 16, 2020 citing; “Almost 40% of the world’s countries will witness civil unrest in 2020.”
So let me paraphrase and give you the reader’s digest version of this article: PEOPLE ARE FRUSTRATED, ANGRY, and TIRED!
In the natural we categorize unrest as stated above, but in the supernatural its consider spiritual unrest. In other words, the root of all unrest is found in the spirit in which we function, live and operate. I consider the fruits that are produced from unrest (root) are political, social, and civil disturbances!
I have never seen in my lifetime, the yearn for spiritual encouragement and enrichment!! People are thirsty for God’s word, comfort, and confirmation that we will one day soon wake up from all of this mess!
In order for our spirits to regain its lost equilibrium (spiritual rest) we must look to the source of our spiritual rest! Jesus said in Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Augustine wrote centuries ago in his Confessions: “Thou hast made us for Thyself, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in Thee.”
There are no shortcuts or magic potions to rest – because the psyche is much cleverer than we are. We might think we can feign (pretend) inner peace to others, presenting a restful attitude or displaying coolness to the world. Yet, we know who we are and people hear words and see faces, but they feel spirits.
LIFE, TRUTH, and LOVE are Bible talk for God, timeless words. In Psalm 36 we can get at a hint of the deep peace and contentment flowing from surrendering to something so wise and true. Verse 9 says, “For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.” And Psalm 91:2 says: “He is my place of safety [rest). He is like a fort to me. He is my God. I trust in him.”
So, if you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, learn to rest in God’s Presence. You see, there is a quiet place in Him, a place of refreshment, where we will find comfort, peace, safety and protection. This is why Jesus said, “Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Notice that Jesus doesn’t say He will come to you. He says that you must choose to go to Him! But if we all make the deliberate choice to wait upon the Lord, Jesus promises that we will find the promised rest we need to reignite, rejuvenate, rekindle, refresh, and revive our spirits!