We are complete in Christ and the more we learn of Him the less pull the world with all its unrest will have on us. It is a righteous thing with God to repay tribulation to those who trouble us, but only if we remain patient through our faith when being faced with trials and persecutions. We are to truly rest in Him. (2 Thessalonians 1:3-7). We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
When we truly understand that the power of Christ within us causes us to rest we then know it is not by our power, but by the power of Christ do we stand. We can put off all the struggle of trying to do everything on our own and find rest in Him. Remember greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world. (Matthew 11:28-30). Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
The world can keep us busy with unimportant matters, but our labour is never in vain in the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:57,58) But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
He is our refuge and a resting place for our soul! Even though we will suffer reproach as a servant of Christ it is an honor to serve such a loving God. By serving Him and teaching others we ourselves are saved as well as those who hear and accept our message. (1 Timothy 4:10-16). For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
It is written it is impossible to please God if we do not have faith, therefore the word does us no good if it is not believed by faith! (Hebrews 4:1-3) Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.