Jesus said – REST

by Jan Cox

Jesus said:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest” (Matt 11:28 NIV).

As I write this I am suffering from a cold and right now the sinus pressure is giving me a headache. Can you feel it?

What do I seek? RELIEF. I have used cold cloths, hot tea with lemon and ginger and a sinus massage. It’s still there. Pound. Pound. Pound.

So I am going to try God’s remedy – REST. I wrote about REST in Inscribe On-line last Friday.

This morning I’m going to try what I wrote:





In releasing everything to God I am giving Him all of me. In sitting tight I am not allowing myself to “do” anything.

As I seek Him – I relax – because He is here. In those few moments His healing Hands are placed on my head.

I sneeze – twice. A release?

This  REST is communion with God on a personal level. As I allow Him to minister to me, I am content. He is in control. I surrender to Him.

Oh  —- thoughts invade this peaceful time. What can I do?





Oh my – that is tough. To totally NOT let thoughts invade this healing time.

Trying again. This time success.

Sometimes when I REST I fall asleep. That’s okay, too. Sleep is part of REST leading to RESTORE.

I feel better – my headache is less but more importantly I feel a peace.


Thank You, Father, for teaching me to REST. You restore me – my mind, my body and my soul. I trust in You. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.

Gratitude List for this week: I reached 1000 – I am at 1014. Linking up with A Holy Experience for Mondays.

  • Hubby safely back in AZ
  • I am able to write two posts
  • A cozy bed
  • A Wii game with my daughter – I didn’t do well.
  • God being “behind the scenes” to help figure out the estate
  • Knowing and feeling the love of God
  • An understanding sister who is just so loving
  • My partner in life – my lovin’ husband
  • Good health
  • Good weather while back home in Ontario
  • My Bible
  • Writing a poem to understand myself
  • REST – Release everything and stop thinking
  • Warm welcome back hugs from my tap dancers
  • A head cold – slowing me down but helping me to have time to process all that has gone on
  • Reliance on God – “faith is assurance of things hoped for” – Hebrews 11:1
  • A lymphatic massage to help me get rid of my cold
  • Read Heaven Is Real
  • Busting financial myths in FPU
  • Saving means “paying me”

Jan Cox

Jan, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. She also writes at A Better Way. Jan is working on a couple children’s books in which she is also the watercolour illustrator.