What does it mean to rest in Christ? How can we have peace in our hearts and minds regardless of circumstances? What does it mean to have a ‘peace that surpasses all understanding’? In this post, we will uncover the steps of resting in Christ.
How To Rest In Christ
Knowing Jesus is the key to resting in Christ. Knowing His love, character, strength and promises can bring you peace and give you rest.
Knowing Jesus means knowing that He loves you completely and unconditionally. He does not love us because of what we do or don’t do. He loves us just as we are because of who He is—the Son of God who came down to earth to rescue us from our sins by dying on the cross so that we could be forgiven if we believe in Him (John 3:16).
You can trust Him with your whole heart because He will never leave or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6). Thank God for His unchanging love for each one of us!
Don’t be worried about anything.
Worry is a useless activity. It’s a waste of energy that could be better spent doing something productive, such as building character or practicing self-control. Worry indicates a lack of faith in God’s ability to solve our problems, as well as an unwillingness to trust God in the midst of difficulties.
Worrying is also spiritually damaging because it makes you feel stressed out, anxious and exhausted (which can lead to physical ailments) while keeping you from resting in Christ—and when this happens too often over time, it can cause spiritual burnout.
It’s important not to confuse worry with being concerned about something that needs your attention; when this happens regularly—and especially if it causes you stress or anxiety—it may be time for some changes.
Pray about everything.
Pray, pray, and pray some more.
Pray for others. Pray for yourself. Pray for your church. Pray for your country, your world and the nations of it; pray even for those you may not like or who don’t like you back. Pray especially for those who don’t know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior—their sins need to be forgiven by Him! And then pray some more—for our enemies!
Give thanks in everything.
- Give thanks to God, who is above all things.
- Give thanks to God, who works in all things.
- Give thanks to God, who has revealed Himself through what He has made.
Trust in God and in His goodness, faithfulness and wisdom.
- Trust in God and in His goodness, faithfulness and wisdom.
- Trust in God’s love for you and His protection from sin: “The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words” (Romans 8:26).
- Trust in God’s provision for you as a child of God: “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us” (Romans 15:4).
Don’t panic about your circumstances.
Don’t panic about your circumstances.
Don’t worry about anything.
The Bible tells us to not be anxious or afraid, because “God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). This means that we don’t have to be afraid of anything that can happen—because God is in control, and He’s already planned everything out for our good (Romans 8:28).
Choose to rest in Christ, even if you don’t feel like it.
Resting in Christ is not a feeling. It’s a choice, a decision, and a discipline that requires practice. You can choose to rest by making the decision to focus on your relationship with God instead of allowing anxiety or fear to consume you.
- Make time for prayer every day. It’s important that you make time each day for prayer because it will help you grow closer to God and allow Him to guide your life and give wisdom when needed (Proverbs 3:5-6).
- Practice meditation daily. Meditation helps us focus on the present moment rather than worrying about what could happen tomorrow or next week (Matthew 6:34). The more we practice it, the easier this will become!
In trusting your life to Him, you can have the gift of peace and rest in Him every day?
The gift of peace and rest in Christ is not a new doctrine. It’s been around for centuries, but it can be difficult to understand. For some, the idea that you can have peace and rest every day may seem like an impossible feat without first having some kind of special power or knowledge. But what if I told you there was no secret formula? And what if I told you this gift isn’t just for people who have been Christians their whole lives, but also for those who are new to the faith?
This section will teach you about how to get the gift of peace and rest in Christ through trust—and how your thoughts on trust affect your ability to believe God’s Word today!
To receive this free gift of rest, you simply need to believe that Jesus has done all the work for you and ask Him to forgive your sin. If you don’t know what to say or how to say it, try praying this simple prayer: “Jesus I’m a sinner and I need Your forgiveness. I believe You died on the cross for me, were buried and rose again. Come into my heart, be my Lord and Savior. Amen.”