Today I’m joining the ladies at Five Minute Friday, for five minutes of free writing. Today’s topic is doubt. If you’re interested in learning more about Five Minute Fridays, check Kate Motaung’s site Heading Home.
This morning got off to a busy start, which wasn’t a good thing for me physically. By the time I sat down with my breakfast, I was in such excruciating back pain that my hands were shaky as I tried to eat my cereal. I saw right away that a good part of this day would need to be spent in rest or my husband’s and my plans for tonight would have to be changed.
I tend to be a perfectionist, and my to-do list is usually longer than anyone could tackle in a day. As a sufferer of several chronic illnesses, I’ve learned the importance of rest. There are two kinds of rest, physical rest and the kind of rest that Jesus spoke of in the gospel of Matthew. The author of Hebrews, in chapter 4, also taught on rest. He said that two things keep us from entering the mental and spiritual rest that God has for us. The first is disobedience to the known will of God, and the second is unbelief – doubting the character and the Word of God.
Today, I need physical rest. But every day I need spiritual rest. I partake of that by taking on the yoke of Jesus, walking with Him at my side throughout the day. He says that His yoke is easy and His burden is light – unlike my typical to-do list. It’s time to rest in Him and learn from Him what He wants me to do with the time He has given me. If I ask without doubting, He promises to answer!