Even though the Christian journey is full of trials, tribulations, and difficulties – and so often these are the places where we see the Holy Spirit at work in our lives and in our world – there is also rest. “Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest’” (Matthew 11:28 NLT). On this Sabbath, take comfort in the knowledge that following the way of Jesus is difficult, but we may always find rest in him.
I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth!
He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, he who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps.
The LORD himself watches over you!
The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.
The LORD keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go,
both now and forever. (Psalm 121 NLT)