“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” -Etty Hillesum
One day Jesus and his disciples were on a boat when a colossal storm hit them. As the waves began to mount, the disciples were greatly distressed, but not Jesus. He was asleep! Jesus woke up to calm the storm, but not before he made it a point to rest. Here’s my point: if Jesus needed rest to carry out what he was called to do (and he’s God), then so do you. Perhaps rest for you isn’t sleeping, but rather an activity that rejuvenates you. Rest, really rest, and you will be ready to face life’s storms and do whatever God has called you to do.
Then Jesus said, “Let's go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile” (Matt. 6:31, NLT).