25 Encouraging Scriptures for Rest and Relaxation

 I will be heading off in a week for some much needed R & R (Rest and Relaxation) and to spend some good quality family time camping.  So I thought I would post some encouraging Scripture verses that will soothe the heart and mind and rejuvenate the soul!

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.”

Exodus 20:8-11“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”

Exodus 33:14“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Leviticus 25:4 “But in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.”

Psalm 73:26“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Psalm 61:1-4b “Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.”

Psalm 62:1-2 “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”

Isaiah 40:28-31“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Hebrews 4: 9-11“Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.”

Hebrews 4:15-16“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Matthew 11:28-29“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.”

Psalm 127:1-2 “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives sleep to his beloved.”

1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

Psalm 62:5“Yes, my soul, find rest in God: my hope comes from him.”

Psalm 116:7 “Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.”

Mark 6:31“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

1 John 3:19“This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence.”

1 Peter 3:4 “Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”

Psalm 131:2 “But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.”

Proverbs 19:23” The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.”

Philippians 4:12“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”

1 Timothy 6:6 “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”

John 14:27“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”

John 16:33“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

Philippians 4: 6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with  thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which  surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

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22 Responses to 25 Encouraging Scriptures for Rest and Relaxation

  1. JaMauri Glover says:


  2. Mary Sayler says:

    God’s timing is such a joy and blessing! Thanks for your post, Lynn. Reading this confirmed an idea for my next book.


  4. Kia says:

    Really helped me a lot. Praise the Lord

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  6. Samantha lorina says:

    My aunt is going through big surgery and we are very close. I love her so much. It is relaxing to know that my god is here for me. Thank you.

  7. Fern says:

    very touching to me to know my god is there for me when I need him

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  10. sheila johns says:

    I am going through breast cancer and now recovery with radiation treatments and my son lives with me he is now a manger at a local Wendy’s restaurant he is having a hard time because of his ADHD pray for him please so he can find peace and be successful I hate to see my child so unhappy he has such a sweet heart

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  12. june says:

    one word that speaks for me wonderful25 scriptures for rest and relaxation Wow I like it and a blessing to me and I’m sending a copy to them that are in jail and prison

  13. june says:

    Michael Williams24yr in twin towers county jail ,David Douglas 23yr way side james Montgomery 35yr bookie represa state prison could you please send out anymore info ,of 25 scriptures of encouragement rest relaxation to these three young mens Christmas NewYears upcoming holidays 2015 thank you

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  16. Crystal says:

    I wanted to thank you for this good read!! I certainly enjoyed every little bit of it.
    I’ve got you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post…

  17. Gina says:

    Got any psalms on panic attack prone people.In a loop about it.Tried reading Dante’s Inferno but just made things worse.:/

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      This blog is my own personal content and do not have guest bloggers here. If interested in guest blogging go to my Word Salt blog and see what kind of content I am looking for there. Thanks for your readership!

  19. Sylvia Dunphy says:

    Very soothing,and encouraging.Just to remind me where the real rest and relaxation is.

  20. Lashunda McGee says:

    Very touching just what I needed to confirm that God my Father is listening to me!!!!!!!

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