Today (Jan 7), Aaron Shust shares the the official lyric video for “Rest,” which can be viewed below. The track was featured on Shust’s 2019 album Nothing to Fear. Shust shares about the track and release:
With lyrics taken straight from the Bible (Psalm 37:7, 42:1, 46:10 and Isaiah 7:4) this has become one of my favorite songs I’ve ever recorded. The beauty of strings coupled with their intensity remind me of the struggle that often exists when attempting to trust God with all the things we’d rather control ourselves.
Even as I type these words, the world outside my home is covered under a think blanket of snow. The schools in Middle Tennessee ground to a halt, most of Nashville did, with roads more treacherous than we’re used to navigating. We’ve been FORCED to stop and to rest. To depend on the provisions we have. To realize that even without school, appointments, sports, rehearsals and quick trips to the grocery store…the world keeps on spinning.
No one wants to be forced to rest, but thankfully, our God has INVITED us into His rest. Through daily sleep, the weekly Sabbath, and ultimately through His Son Jesus. “Come to Me” Jesus said, “all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest…learn from Me…you will find rest for your souls.” (Matt 11:28-29)