20 Bible Verses About Relaxation
Today we will be dealing with 20 Bible verses about relaxation. Rest is needed in the life of man. The scripture said in the book of Genesis 2:2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Even God understands the importance of rest. If God could rest from His hurdle on the seventh day, we must also learn to rest and relax from our hurdle.
No matter how busy you are, you must find time to rest. Christianity should not rob you of your chances to have good rest. So many people have died in the disguise of being a Christian. They failed to rest when their body called for it, hence they died from blood pressure and other stress-related illnesses.
As much as you work and struggle to make ends means do not shy away from relaxation. And if you think relaxation is only for the weak and lazy, well the scripture has so much to say about relaxation. There is time for everything under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to sow and a time to reap.
There is a time to work and there is a time to rest. When you relax at the right time it doesn’t mean weakness or laziness. You will only be called the lazy one when you relax when you are supposed to be working.
We have curated a list of 20 Bible verses about relaxation. Do find time to study them.
1. Matthew 11:28-30
Come to me, all 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.
2. Genesis 2:2-3
And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
3. Psalm 91:1-8
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day.
4. Genesis 23:12
Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your servant woman, and the alien, may be refreshed.
5. Philippians 2:25-28
I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need, for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill. Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious.
6. Philippians 4:6-7
Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
7. Hebrews 4:9-10
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.
8. John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
9. Psalm 121:1-8
I lift up my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip – he who watches over you will not slumber, indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you…the Lord will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life.
10. Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.
11. Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
12. Mark 6:31
And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
13. Ezekiel 34:29
And I will provide for them renowned plantations so that they shall no more be consumed with hunger in the land, and no longer suffer the reproach of the nations.
14. Matthew 5:9-10
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
15. Genesis 3:19
By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.
16. Exodus 33:14
And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.
17. 3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
18. Colossians 3:15
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
19. Philippians 4:19
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
20. 2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.