I grew up thinking that the busier I am for God, the more spiritual I become. It is possible these days for people even in full time ministry (like me) to be so busy for the kingdom that we don’t get to spend time with the king.
As Steve Murrell would put it – there’s a difference between working for God and walking with God.
Isaiah was not exempt and neither was the people of Israel. God told them that “in repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.” (Is. 30:15)
Real and genuine rest can only be found in Him.
I love it when St. Augustine said,
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee.”
Next time you need strength – shush, be quiet and get connected to the Source.