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Emotions In The Bible About Being Withdrawn
What Are Bible Verses About Being Withdrawn?
In a fast paced world, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with competing demands and drained of energy. Unwinding and recharging is essential for our wellbeing, both mental and physical. The Bible speaks to this with numerous verses about being withdrawn and resting.
The most famous being Jesus’ admonition to “come away by yourselves” in Mark 6:31. In this passage, Jesus is in the middle of a large crowd when he tells his disciples to “come away by yourselves” to a deserted place and rest. The verse shows the importance of taking some time out from the world and finding a place of solitude to reflect and rest. Jesus knew the benefits of retreat and rest and encouraged his disciples to do the same.
Matthew 11:28-29 is another important verse about retreating and resting. In it, Jesus says “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Here, Jesus is inviting us to come and find refuge from the worldly worries and burdens. Taking on Jesus’ yoke is a powerful metaphor for surrendering our anxieties and pressures. He promises us a quietness and rest that can be found in the presence of God.
The psalms are full of verses about being withdrawn and resting. Psalm 23:2-3 reads “He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.” It beautifully captures the idea of withdrawing to a tranquil spot and being soothed and refreshed by the grace of God. Psalm 46:10 is another beautiful verse that speaks to the same idea: “Be still, and know that I am God.” We are urged to be still, slow down and know that the Lord is our refuge and strength.
The Bible is rich with encouraging words about retreating and resting. Jesus was a strong proponent of withdrawing and finding solace in God. The psalms are full of verses about lying down in green pastures and being still to know that the Lord is with us. Taking time to step away from the world and rest is essential for our wellbeing and the Bible provides us with verses that are a reminder of that. Withdrawing to a quiet place and resting in the presence of God is the best way to restore our energy, calm our anxieties, and nourish our souls.