Creative Tuesdays – Bible Pillows for Rest

Creative Tuesdays – Bible Pillows for Rest

7 Scriptures to help you find rest


The prompt this week for Creative Tuesdays is PILLOWS.

This watercolour was done as a quick watercolour on only 90 pound paper. We had been learning the colour wheel in my art class – so I used what I had learned about mixing colours. Three colours were used: opera, quinacridone gold, and cobalt blue.

Again, I thought about this prompt all week. I prayed about it.

Pillows to me mean rest.

When I head to bed I love to tuck that pillow under my head and snuggle down to sleep. So my thoughts went to resting.

The best way I know how to rest is with God.

Here are the 7 Scriptures that I like for rest. Starting from the top:

God rested:

on the seventh day God rested from all His work (Genesis 2:2, NIVUK).

 Rest on the Sabbath:

The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath (Mark 2:27, NIVUK).

Go away and find rest:

So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place (Mark 6:32, NIVUK).

Be still and rest:

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him (Psalm 37:7, NIVUK).

Peace is rest:

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and  your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7, NIVUK).

Salvation is rest:

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him (Psalm 62:1, NIVUK).

Jesus is rest:

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28, NIVUK).

If you are not getting enough rest – try a quiet time with God. You will feel rejuvenated, energized and at peace.


What does the word pillow bring to your mind? I think of peace. Find 7 Scriptures for rest. (click to tweet)

Thanks to Michael for providing Creative Tuesdays link for “pillows” where we link together our art projects.

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  1. I wonder how many verses there are on rest alone? I suspect 100’s wouldn’t you think? You’ve caught some good ones here. The first one that comes to mind for me to do with rest is being made to lie down in green pastures and restoring my soul (Psalm 23rd which we learned from heart as school boys in the old king James no less. Ha.)

    Using the light almost tissue paper for your watercolour base gives it that airy feeling for fluttering dreams and refreshing sleep. glad you enjoyed this theme and got so much from it! Hope the next one speaks to you too. Thank you for playing along, Janis.

    1. Michael,
      I am sure the word ‘rest’ is found hundreds of times. I love the 23rd Psalm, resting and restoring in God.
      Thanks for the comment about the paper – it was wet on wet at first and I wondered if it would hold together. I do love seeing where God will lead me with a word. Thanks so much for hosting this creative venture.


  2. Thank you Janis. I’ve been thinking about rest lately and how God rested, and how it recharges us to be creative. Love your pillows – I feel more rested just looking at them!

    1. Pam,
      Rest is so important. And rest with God the most important. Finding a few minutes minimum a day is essential to keeping peace in our hearts.

  3. Hi Janis, I just love how you applied the word “rest”. Thank you for sharing these wonderful verses. And I love the colors you mixed. So creative for Creative Tuesdays. 🙂
    Don’t forget to link to Michael’s blog. I didn’t see your name up yet.
    Blessings and hugs,

    1. Thanks so much Tracy. I really prayed again about this – and rest is what came into my mind.
      Yes I linked but remember I am 2 hours behind you.

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