Resting in the Lord1 is putting your weight down on Jesus and spending time in deep communion and fellowship with Him so that He can infuse you with strength and renew your vision. It’s carrying a spirit of peace and faith and putting Jesus first. Resting in the Lord is pleasant because it involves thinking about Jesus and spending time with Him, and in that sense, it’s not hard or taxing, although it does take commitment to slow down and stop our other activities in order to do it.
Most of us lead busy lives, so we need the calm and peace and strength that come from resting in the Lord and taking time for meditation. Each of us needs to learn that secret of leaning hard on Him, committing our work to Him, resting in Him, and looking to Him.2
So many people long for peace. When we’re resting in the Lord, our spirits and minds are more filled with His Spirit, and we’re able to pass this on to others. The more at peace we are, the more faith we manifest, and the more they will want what we have.
As we slow down in order to spend time resting in the Lord, meditating on Him, and getting His take on things, He can show us what our priorities are, and we’ll have increased faith to act on them. Resting in the Lord and meditating brings a whole lot more peace and calm to our spirits, and that makes it a sanity saver during busy times.