The whole world is in uncertainty. People are living in anxiety. They are concerned about tomorrow. How will they live? Many are working two jobs because they want to secure their future, they want to make enough money, they want securities, for the future. They are running after wind. And in all of this Jesus invites us to enter into His rest. We read in Matthew 6:24 Jesus said:”No one can serve two masters; for either will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other.You cannot serve God and wealth. For this reason I say to you do not be worried about your life as to what you will eat or what you will drink, nor for your body as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life, and why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow. They do toil, nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Do not worry then saying:”What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear for clothing?” For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things we’ll be added to you.”
Jesus wants to give us rest, security, peace for our souls; and He invites us to come to Him for that peace. Now people say:”How can they have this peace by just coming to Jesus? Let us read the words of Jesus in Matthew 11:28 “Come to me all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you shall find rest for your souls, for My yoke is easy and My load is light.” And that is the key to finding peace in Jesus. It is not just a matter of trusting in Jesus and hoping that everything will work out fine. It is a matter of obeying Him, of submitting ourselves to Him, of taking His yoke upon us, of living according to His words; of being led by His Holy Spirit and of living in company, in fellowship, with Him.
The only place where we can find peace is if we are close to Jesus, if we are doing His will and we receive confirmation from Him that He is pleased with us, if He guides us and we follow, and if we stay with Him, then we are safe. Nothing can happen to us that Jesus does not allow. He knows how to look after His sheep, but His sheep have to follow Him. They have to stay with Him. We cannot trust in Jesus if we stray from Him, if we disobey Him, if we do not obey His words. But if we obey Him and submit ourselves to Him, take His yoke upon us and learn from Him, do what He commands us to do, then we will have peace in our hearts.
If we do not have peace in our hearts, as children of God, it is because we are not with Jesus. It is because we are in disobedience. If we follow Him and obey Him and submit to Him then we will have peace for our souls, because we will know that we are in His will and He is pleased with us, and he takes care of us. Are we living in a piece of Jesus? Do we have His peace that passes all understanding? Or are we following after our own ways and looking for our own securities? We cannot serve God and Mammon.
If we serve Jesus He will take care of us and we will have nothing else to worry about. Trust in Jesus, obey Him, follow Him and you will enter into His rest.
May Jesus bless you.