Hebrews 4:8-11 (Message)

“And so this is still a live promise. It wasn’t canceled at the time of Joshua; otherwise, God wouldn’t keep renewing the appointment for “today.” The promise of “arrival” and “rest” is still there for God’s people. God himself is at rest. And at the end of the journey we’ll surely rest with God. So let’s keep at it and eventually arrive at the place of rest, not drop out through some sort of disobedience.”

It is clear when reading Hebrews 4:1-11 that there are two types of rest. The eternal rest to come and the rest for today.  How do we achieve the rest for today?  We surrender to our Lord Jesus.  We enter through the door of grace which is Jesus.  There is no situation whether spiritual, health, financial, family, etc. that is too great for our Bridegroom.

The key is that we rely on Christ and not our own efforts or works.  In connection with this we read Matthew 5:3 (Message).

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.”

Our future, our identity, our security, our everything is in Christ.  That is why we give everything to Him and simply trust and wait for the most perfect solution and result.  When we live our life in the manner we will have peace and rest for today and we will enter into the eternal rest with the Father and Son at the appointed time.