Day 2

Rest for the Weary

from the I Will Give You Rest reading plan


Matthew 11:25-30, Isaiah 40:28-31, Psalm 16:1-11

BY She Reads Truth

Start each day by reading the Scripture. During this reading plan, we’ll then use the summary provided here to guide our discussion around the daily reading.

Through His death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus offers spiritual rest to the weary and to all that will come to Him. In Christ, we are unburdened from attempting to provide security and wholeness for ourselves.

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156 thoughts on "Rest for the Weary"

  1. Ashley Hanson says:

    This study is exactly what is needed in my life. A reminder that Jesus is our peace. We can try to create peace within our home or within our family but when we truly rest within HIM things will shift. Lord I pray that you keep my heart open to rest within your presence with intentions to put you as my priority. Help me to remember that “rest” looks different each day. Amen

    1. Dana Matlock says:

      Ashley, what you have said here really hits home in my heart! Thank you so

      1. Dana Matlock says:

        Thank you so much for sharing!❤️

  2. Kenzie Harms says:

    I finally feel like becoming personally closer to God has caused my burdens to become light.

  3. Gabrielle Vanderwolf says:

    in Jesus we have true rest, He’s paid it all, we don’t have to do good works for salvation when Jesus paid it all, whew what a wait off of our shoulders that we are saved by grace through faith in Christ ( Ephesians 2:8-9)

  4. Katie Matsumoto Moore says:

    Jesus provides spiritual rest from striving, fixing, proving, and improving earning. Thank you, Lord for the confidence we have in your love. For the hope and peace we can find in your presence.

  5. Christy Quinton says:

    I love in Psalm 16 the contrast between verses 4 & 11. Sorrows multiply when we chase after other gods — but deep communion with our Father results in fullness of joy!

  6. Leslie Chan says:

    Thank you Jesus, for the complete love, sweetness of joy and rest found only in your Presence.

  7. Hannah Stephen says:

    Jesus offers spiritual rest but he also offers physical rest when we depend on him. You see him asking Mary to choose rest while Martha chose work and in many other instances, he asks us to choose him over work. I think Jesus us saying – that’s part of the deal. He can give us spiritual rest but he also expects us, with his guidance and conviction, to CHOOSE physical rest at times. That means laying aside what we feel are our earthly obligations and sitting at his feet. In my world today, that looks like skipping my mindless scrolling in bed for half an hour, or even not doing the laundry so I can read this, trusting that he will make time for it to somehow be done later in the day. I can start the day spiritually rested, knowing he will provide for my physical rest.

  8. Ashley Coplo says:

    We will not be shaken

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