Do you ever feel like a hamster running on a tread wheel? For many of us, life has become a fast-paced marathon that never stops. As I meet with women each week, I hear a recurring theme: “I need rest. I’m worn out.” And I’m right there with them. I’m tired. I need rest, too.
We have become a society that rushes through life and fills our calendars to overflowing. We’re exhausted and weary, but we don’t stop to rest. Yet, Jesus modeled rest during His time on earth, even though there were still people to be healed and needs to be met. He pulled away for rest in order to be refreshed and replenished.
Most of us, including myself, don’t rest well. We know we should rest, but we don’t. Why?