Back in school, our professor created a culture of taking compulsory breaks from study and everything, and he would back up his explanation from the bible.
He loved quoting from the book of Psalms, and I picked that up; I read Psalms whenever I need rest. So, last Sunday, one of my students asked me for verses from Psalms that he could read about rest.
It was easy to answer because I am experienced in the topic, and I decided to share my knowledge with everyone else in through this article.
5 Psalms to read about rest
“But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.”
In this verse, David says that he is calm and quiet, like a baby who is weaned and is with his mother. He says that he is as contented as the weaned child.
You can read this verse to remind yourself that you need to be calm and quiet, at peace like a baby.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”
In this verse, David says that God is his shepherd; therefore, he does not lack anything. You can read this verse when you are guilt-tripping yourself for taking rest because it reminds you that you should rest because God is taking care of you.
“But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.”
In this verse, David tells God that He is his shield; when he calls Him, God answers. He says that he sleeps and wakes up because God sustains Him and He will not fear.
Therefore, you can read this verse to remind yourself that God is taking care of you when you are resting and when you call for Him.
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
In this verse, the psalmist tells God that he will have rest and peace because God makes sure he is safe. Therefore, you can read this verse to remind yourself that you can take a break and everything will be okay because God will make you dwell in safety.
“He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”
In this verse, the psalmist talks of how God makes him lie in green pastures leads him beside quiet waters, refreshes his soul, and guides him to the right path.
You can read this verse when you need to reassure yourself that God will be with you when you take that break.
What Psalms should you read when you are feeling overwhelmed and need rest?
Many believers suggest that you can read Psalms 61:2 when you are feeling overwhelmed and need rest. In this verse, David calls out on God when he is overwhelmed to lead him to a rock higher than him.
Many believers say that you can read this verse as a prayer calling unto God to come and rescue you as you are faint-hearted; you need a stronger rock, God, to lean on and get refreshed.
What is a good Psalms to read when you need to relax?
Many believers say that Psalms 62:5-7 is a good Psalms to read when you need to relax. In this verse, the psalmist asks his soul to find rest in God; he says that his hope comes from God.
He says that he will not be shaken because God is his fortress and salvation. He also says that he depends on God for everything, including his refuge.
Therefore, you can read this verse when you need to relax because it assures you that you can rest in God because He is your rock and fortress.
You can relax knowing that His word says that you cannot be shaken, and He is your hope.
As a theologian, I have always been curious to learn more about the Christian Faith. That is why I pursued a Certificate in Christian Studies, Certificate in Christian Foundations and a Masters in Theology. I also have an immersive experience in editing for numerous websites. I have worked as an editor for over a decade and am currently the editor-in-chief at Christian Faith Guide. I enjoy working as an editor and feel privileged to share my expertise and help spread God’s word. You can read more about me on the about us page.