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A Weary Soul In Search Of Rest

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I honestly don’t understand why all the bad stuff happens in our lives, I really don’t. But the Bible doesn’t promise us that once we accept Jesus as our Savior and enter into a relationship with Him that it’s all rainbows, lollipops and roses. I wish!

spiritual rest is a beautiful thing.

God does promise, through His Word, that He will be with us when we face those trials, He will even carry our burdens if we ask for help. He will lift us up when we are down, provide comfort when we are weary and rejoice with us when we face the joys of this life.
To be honest, it’s been a bit of a rough few years in my neck of the woods. Lots of life “stuff” has left me emotionally, physically and spiritually exhausted! Thyroid surgery, infertility, family drama, plus the usual trials of life.

But the reality is we all have struggles. We all carry burdens. And it sort of stinks some days, doesn’t it?

We sure like to put on that smiley face most days and pretend everything’s ok, don’t we? Some days we need to do it, simply to get through the day. But eventually, the more unreal we are with the people around us, the easier it becomes to detach from the world. And that’s so not a good thing.

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned over the past year is to just rest in Jesus. To trust, knowing that even when we have no answers, all things do eventually work together for His good and His glory. (Romans 8:28)  Even if we can’t see it.

Spiritual rest is a beautiful thing!

Do you need some spiritual rest right now? Is your well dry? Have you been wandering in the desert searching for something you can’t seem to find? Maybe it’s time for you to rest too.

Rest. What an elusive four letter word!

How can we rest? Especially as women…we are wired as multi-taskers!

For starters, let’s stop running around like a chicken with our head cut off!

Give yourself a break.

Stop comparing yourself to other people.

Better yet…stop comparing yourself to an ideal that exists only in your head. 
H E L L O… we all do it!

I don’t know where you are in life right now. Maybe you are facing a crisis in your marriage. Or dealing with a disobedient or sick child. Or heaven forbid both! Maybe you are dealing with loss. The loss of a job, a loved one, a friend or financial security. Maybe it’s the loss of what could be. Whether that’s a child, a job or a relationship. Or maybe, life has handed you a huge bag full of lemons and it’s all you can do to just squeeze out a tiny ounce of lemonade right now. Maybe you are hanging on by a thread and you need a little rest.
“Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Or maybe you are finally coming to terms with the fact that you can’t do life on your own. You must rely on God first and foremost, as well as the other wonderful people He has placed in your life.
My own heart is weary. But I think most days you wouldn’t know it. I think most people think I’m on a sugar high most of the time. But it’s really just a God high. I have been able to find joy amidst most of the hardships in life. Even our current struggles with infertility. It’s hard and I have to fight to find joy each day. But I do it, only through God’s grace.
Will you join me today?
Let’s rest and drink from the well of our heavenly Father.
Devour His word. 
Remind ourselves of His promises.
Ask for prayer.
Lean on friends.

Trust in HIM.
Trust in HIM.
Trust in HIM.
My heart hurts so much sometimes, that it almost feels like I will burst into a gazillion pieces if I can’t just cry out all the pain locked deep inside my soul. So I’ve been pouring it all out to my Heavenly Father. And like Pringles, once you start, you just can’t stop!

“Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
It’s time for this girl to listen and rest. Rest in God’s promises, drink in His word, and spend some quality time with some really awesome, inspiring people who love me just for who I am.

Will you join me today and do the same? Reach out to someone you love today and let them know what’s going on in your crazy life. And spend some time in God’s word. Rest in His promises.

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