16 Awesome Quotes about God’s Rest



In today’s busy world, rest is usually something reserved for a few quick hours at night. But rest – something different from actual sleep – is a good thing, and something God wants us to do. God has promised His people rest: a mental and spiritual peace here in this world, not just when we get to heaven. So slow down, relax, and be inspired by these quotes and verses about God’s rest.
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Our rest lies in looking to the Lord, not to ourselves.
- Watchman Nee
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Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.
- Hebrews 4:1
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Christ's invitation to the weary and heavy-laden is a call to begin life over again upon a new principle--upon His own principle. "Watch My way of doing things," He says. "Follow Me. Take life as I take it. Be meek and lowly, and you will find Rest."
- Henry Drummond
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He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
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For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
- Exodus 20:11
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If God is spending work upon a Christian, let him be still and know that it is God. And if he wants work, he will find it there--in the being still.
- Henry Drummond
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If there be anything that can render the soul calm, dissipate its scruples and dispel its fears, sweeten its sufferings by the anointing of love, impart strength to all its actions, and spread abroad the joy of the Holy Spirit in its countenance and words, it is this simple and childlike repose in the arms of God.
- S.D. Gordon
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If there were no tribulation, there would be no rest; if there were no winter, there would be no summer.
- John Chrysostom
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Thou hast made us for Thyself, O Lord; and our heart is restless until it rests in Thee.
- Augustine
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The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
- Psalm 23:1-3
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Carnal Christians crave works; yet amid many labors they are unable to maintain calm in their spirit. They cannot fulfill God's orders quietly as can the spiritual believers... their hearts are governed by outward matters. Being "distracted with much serving" (Luke 10:40) is the characteristic of the work of any soulish believer. They have not yet entered the rest of God.
- Watchman Nee
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Once I knew what it was to rest upon the rock of God's promises, and it was indeed a precious resting place, but now I rest in His grace. He is teaching me that the bosom of His love is a far sweeter resting-place than even the rock of His promises.
- Hannah Whitall Smith
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Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength... It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.
- Charles Spurgeon
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No soul can be really at rest until it has given up all dependence on everything else and has been forced to depend on the Lord alone. As long as our expectation is from other things, nothing but disappointment awaits us.
- Hannah Whitall Smith
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Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
- Matthew 11:28-29
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Do not strive in your own strength; cast yourself at the feet of the Lord Jesus, and wait upon Him in the sure confidence that He is with you, and works in you. Strive in prayer; let faith fill your heart-so will you be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
- Andrew Murray
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