Recently I have been studying the twenty-third Psalm. As I studied it this time, the thing that really stood out to me was the rest I could find in my Lord. And even more wonderful, He not only gives me rest, He is my rest. Here are the words to this beautiful, comforting Psalm.
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and
I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” (Psalm 23)
In Isaiah 32:18, God repeats this same thought as He promises, “My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.”
Jesus bids us come, gently reassuring, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”