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Weekly Devotionals

Learning How to Rest

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Isaiah 26:3

This past week, my family went on a mini-vacation to a pension outside of Seoul. For 3 days, we lived in the pool.

Eat. Swim. Sleep. And repeat.

I took multiple naps throughout the day and wondered why I was so tired and sleepy. It was to a point where my family questioned if I was okay. The interesting thing was that my body was not that tired but my mind was.

Looking back at the past week, I have come to a conclusion that perhaps I chose to nap because I did not want think about my worries; it was the easy way out. And because of that, whenever I woke up, I was not fully rested or refreshed, because I had not really dealt with what was tiring me out.

The answer was so simple. I should have gone to the Lord with my worries but maybe because I was taken out of my daily routine I dealt with it on my own, resulting in temporary peace – naps – only to return to my tired state. Or perhaps the real answer was that I did not trust in the Lord to take care of that particular worry of mine.

So, I ask you, brothers and sisters, are you struggling with a worry and is it consuming you mentally, emotionally, physically, and even spiritually?

Let us pray for more trust in the Lord as we turn to the Lord and lay our worries at the feet of our Lord so that we may experience his perfect peace.