The longer I go in my journey with Christ the more I find that faith is every bit as much a mental game as it is a matter of the heart. Faith is about how you look at your world; it's about how you interpret the things that are thrown at you daily. Faith is about knowing something is true, not just believing that something is most likely true.
Jesus said, "Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me ..." I've read this verse countless times, but it struck me today that Jesus told me to "learn" from Him.
So the question becomes, "learn" what?
Is there a connection between learn and rest ?
It seems to me that the closer a man gets to the heart of the God who created him, that man must learn what it means to walk by faith and not by sight. Learning is a life-long progression. A man must learn that God is faithful, and that only comes over the duration of time. Interpreting life. Waiting. Watching, over and over again, day in day out, as God comes through, over and over again. I learn, based on previous experiences in every day life, that He is competent.
I believe that what Jesus meant by "learn from Me" is that He wants me to learn that He is guaranteeing His faithfulness. He cannot lie. He cannot foul up. He cannot lead me in a wrong direction.
So, when I learn that He truly is sovereign in every single situation of my life, then I can find "rest" for my soul, and for my emotions, because I have learned that in every situation, He is who He said He is. Faithful.
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