This is a restless world. Many people are outwardly restless. Few are outwardly composed, apparently at peace, but most people are at war inside.
To be composed outwardly and to be boiling inside is a characteristic of the world. Through discipline and self-control, a person can be composed outwardly. Only the Holy Spirit can bring rest inside.
Even many who are indwelt by the Holy Spirit are restless. They do not know inward peace. If they know it, they know it at such a superficial level. In the new creation is to produce, through the working of the cross and the working of the Holy Spirit, people who are at rest, regardless of the circumstance and regardless of what and where they are.
Those who have walked with God for some time and have made progress in the areas of self-denial and unconditional surrender to the Lord, know something of God’s rest.
Turbulent times await the children of God in the future. Turbulent times are on now, and those who know God’s rest are needed to manifest His grace.
Rest is needed today for all believers. Rest is needed today for you. May the Lord lead you into His rest.