10 Scriptures for finding rest for your soul

in Venice Summer, to me, is a season for finding rest for my soul. It comes with these years of studying, I am sure, where study life tends to be hectic and semesters push me to my limits. So when school — or now, University — breaks for summer, it is the perfect season to “reset” my soul and be serious about finding rest.

That is the difficulty, I believe. To find rest for our souls, we need to be serious about seeking it — about seeking the Lord, because only in Him do we find peace and rest. It is too easy to get trapped in this world and its enticements that swift in like a waft of wind. It is too easy to let our minds muddle and our souls get unfocused, loosing our grip on what truly matters in eternal perspective. The good news for those of us restless and prone to wander — is that rest can be found, given to us by our good and gracious heavenly Father.

Matthew 11:28-30 — “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Hebrews 4:9-11 — “There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.”

Numbers 6:24-26 — “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”

Psalm 28:6 — “Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplications!”

Psalm 29:11 — “The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.”

Philippians 4:8-9 — “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things arejust, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

Psalm 37:5-7a (NLT) — “Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun. Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.”

Mark 6:30-31a — “Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.

Exodus 33:13-14 — “Now therefore, I [Moses] pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.” And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.””

Isaiah 30:15 — “For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”

Linking up: Titus 2 Tuesday, Titus 2sday, Coffee for Your Heart, WholeHearted Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Coffee and Conversation, Word Filled Wednesday

  • Wise Hearted

    Rest for the soul is important. I have been doing a little studying on "soul care" so this post was perfect for me to read today. Thank you.

    • Ronja

      What a great thing to hear! I love how the Lord uses blogs to reach us just at the right time, when He is already talking to us about and teaching us something on the topic. Thank you for your visit! Blessings!

  • Wise Hearted

    Rest for the soul is important. I have been doing a little studying on "soul care" so this post was perfect for me to read today. Thank you.

    • Ronja

      What a great thing to hear! I love how the Lord uses blogs to reach us just at the right time, when He is already talking to us about and teaching us something on the topic. Thank you for your visit! Blessings!

  • sharon

    Rest is hard for me to come by, as I fret and worry so. But, you're right, it's something we must intentionally seek. And sometimes we have to fight for it, as the enemy of our souls wants to steal, destroy, and kill it. Loved these verses - some of them were *new* to me. GOD BLESS!

    • Ronja

      Sharon, I tend to worry way beyond what is necessary, as well. But I want to learn how to intentionally seek the rest and peace that our Lord provides -- and how to trust Him more and better, so as not to worry so much. I'm glad you stopped by here today, Sharon! God bless you!

  • sharon

    Rest is hard for me to come by, as I fret and worry so. But, you're right, it's something we must intentionally seek. And sometimes we have to fight for it, as the enemy of our souls wants to steal, destroy, and kill it. Loved these verses - some of them were *new* to me. GOD BLESS!

    • Ronja

      Sharon, I tend to worry way beyond what is necessary, as well. But I want to learn how to intentionally seek the rest and peace that our Lord provides -- and how to trust Him more and better, so as not to worry so much. I'm glad you stopped by here today, Sharon! God bless you!

  • time2refuel

    There is no better comfort than that of God's word. He provides a peace that is beyond all understanding. I am so grateful. Thanks for sharing.

    • Ronja

      Amen! Thank you for these wise words and for stopping by here! God bless you!

  • time2refuel

    There is no better comfort than that of God's word. He provides a peace that is beyond all understanding. I am so grateful. Thanks for sharing.

    • Ronja

      Amen! Thank you for these wise words and for stopping by here! God bless you!

  • Ronja, I love filling my mind with God's words and the ones you've listed are some of the best to rest my heart on -- full of peace and his care for me! Here's to a summer filled with restful days for you -- to renew your spirit and feed your soul, friend!

    • Ronja

      Thank you so much, Valerie! I agree -- filling my mind with God's words is always such a blessing and something that brings peace to my soul. What a wonderful thing you have noticed with that! :) I pray that His grace will touch your heart today, and that your heart will be filled with His peace and love for you! Thank you so much for your visit, friend! It is always such a blessing to have you here! Blessings!

  • Ronja, I love filling my mind with God's words and the ones you've listed are some of the best to rest my heart on -- full of peace and his care for me! Here's to a summer filled with restful days for you -- to renew your spirit and feed your soul, friend!

    • Ronja

      Thank you so much, Valerie! I agree -- filling my mind with God's words is always such a blessing and something that brings peace to my soul. What a wonderful thing you have noticed with that! :) I pray that His grace will touch your heart today, and that your heart will be filled with His peace and love for you! Thank you so much for your visit, friend! It is always such a blessing to have you here! Blessings!

  • sarahgirl3

    Great list of verses that I should probably read every day!

  • sarahgirl3

    Great list of verses that I should probably read every day!

  • Richella Parham

    Love this! You've created a great resource with this post. I pinned it to my Spiritual Formation board. Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home. I'm featuring you this week!

    • Ronja

      Thank you so much, Richella! What a blessing and honor it is to be featured on your blog! :) God bless you!

  • Richella Parham

    Love this! You've created a great resource with this post. I pinned it to my Spiritual Formation board. Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home. I'm featuring you this week!

    • Ronja

      Thank you so much, Richella! What a blessing and honor it is to be featured on your blog! :) God bless you!

  • haleyangel

    Thank you so much for sharing these with us today. I'm a panicker and and am learning more each day to give God my worries. I hope you don't mind...I printed these out for me to read. Have a very blessed weekend!

    • Ronja

      I'm so happy to hear that you found this list of verses great enough to print it! That is, after all, what I put these Scriptures together for -- for me and for others to read and to memorize. Thank you so much for stopping by to share this with me! God bless you!

  • haleyangel

    Thank you so much for sharing these with us today. I'm a panicker and and am learning more each day to give God my worries. I hope you don't mind...I printed these out for me to read. Have a very blessed weekend!

    • Ronja

      I'm so happy to hear that you found this list of verses great enough to print it! That is, after all, what I put these Scriptures together for -- for me and for others to read and to memorize. Thank you so much for stopping by to share this with me! God bless you!