“ Our heart is restless until it rests in you.” The most compelling evidence for the existence of God is this simple quote by Saint Augustine. That longing lives within us until we find communion with God and experience his love. It is only in God that our restless hearts can rest.
1: lacking or denying rest: uneasy a restless night. 2: continuously moving: unquiet the restless sea.
an unhappy, dissatisfied person. Always a restless spirit, she decided to travel the world. Collins English Dictionary.
“ You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” This statement has shaped so many of my prodigal prayers and is One of Saint Augustine’s most quoted phrases that calls to every human heart.
Augustine’s words: “Lord, my heart is restless until it rests in you.” We have to learn how to rest in God. Resting cannot and should not have any other mode than to rest in God always! Just the same, we cannot underestimate the importance of properly considering the physical and emotional aspect of rest.
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”
When it happens, you may get annoyed easily or feel like you need to move around. It’s a normal emotion. But it’s more likely to show up when you’re under a lot of stress.
Restlessness is another common symptom of anxiety, especially in children and teens. When someone is experiencing restlessness, they often describe it as feeling “on edge” or having an “uncomfortable urge to move.”
There are many causes of RLS, including low iron stores, peripheral neuropathy, and pregnancy. Psychiatric causes: Restlessness can be due to psychiatric disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.
How do you fix an unsettled spirit? Set your mind on God alone. Let go of your to-do list and stop worrying about what others think or expect of you. Seek righteousness. Developing righteousness helps settle a restless spirit. Cut out unnecessary distractions. Rest with God.
Lifestyle and home remedies Try baths and massages. Soaking in a warm bath and massaging your legs can relax your muscles. Apply warm or cool packs. Use of heat or cold, or alternating use of the two, may lessen your limb sensations. Establish good sleep hygiene. Exercise. Avoid caffeine. Consider using a foot wrap.
The Holy Spirit knows us well and is able to give us power, truth, and strength, amongst other great qualities and gifts of the spirit which enable us to live our lives as we ought as committed followers of Christ.
Although raised Catholic, Augustine became a Manichaean, much to his mother’s chagrin. At about the age of 17, Augustine began a relationship with a young woman in Carthage.