Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Observing the Sabbath - a day of rest - has a lot to do with trust. It’s trusting that God will provide time for you to complete all the necessary weekly tasks in the other six days. It’s trusting that God will protect your job if you choose to turn off the phone and computer one day a week. It’s trusting that God will provide for you and often promote you when you choose to put Him and His commandments first in your life. God bestows the most unique blessings on our lives when we submit ourselves to His will. Many have testified how much more rested they feel when they wake up an hour earlier to pray. They are getting one hour less sleep yet feel more rested throughout the day. Similar testimonies emerge when families take a step of faith and start tithing. Previously, they barely had enough money to pay the bills, but when they started tithing, the remaining 90% stretched further than the 100% did before tithing. The same type of blessing takes place when we choose to take God at His word and protect a day of rest each week. He blesses your trust in Him. He gave this commandment to set aside one day of rest each week for a reason; we should find the freedom in trusting that He knows what is best for His children. He will go to work on our behalf the moment we sit back to honor His command - trust Him!
Meditate on Psalm 37:3-6; 23-26:
Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way,
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down,
For the Lord upholds him with His hand.
I have been young and now am old,
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,
Or his descendants begging bread.
He is ever merciful and lends;
And his descendants are blessed.