28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 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.
In the book of Hebrews we are told the children of Israel did not enter into the rest God had for them because they did not obey what God told them to do. The Bible calls that unbelief. Unbelief is when we hear what God’s Word says, but we choose not to do it. We instead choose to live life our own way. In doing so we are not taking His yoke upon us and learning from Him, and therefore we are going to be heavy laden in life as we are living life our own way.
But when we come to Jesus and get born again, and then come to the Word of God which is coming to Jesus for He is the Word that became flesh, and learn of His ways and do them, we find rest for our souls. Our soul (our mind) needs to be renewed. Don’t be like the children of Israel who through unbelief did not obey God’s Word but instead continued to do things their own way, rejecting what God has told them.
Unbelief is based on theory or the ways of man, but faith is based on the facts of God’s Word. Walk by faith choosing to come to the Word of God not questioning what He tells us do, but just doing what it He says. When we do so then we will walk in His rest as we see our faith in God work for us, for when you walk by faith and not by sight you are resting in God.