1) cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength.
2) an instance or period of relaxing or ceasing to engage in strenuous or stressful activity.
We must chose this. Daily. To not add to our plate. To not say yes. To not do everything ourselves. Giving up control so you can test is hard work. Letting God fight your battles is hard work. Being still is hard work.
We think of this prayer. A request to be softened. To be molded. That comes from his hands. Kneading the dough or our heart. Sometimes it will be pressed upon so heavy that we feel as though we are being crushed. But in that softening we can finally surrender, heal, breath.
Rest is hard work.