Do we know when we need to rest, or do we think we are super human and can go on and on forever? I tend to think we believe that with enough determination and caffeine we can go on forever. Are we thinking about what our body and soul truly needs when we are pushing ourselves beyond our limits?
What is on your plate right now? Maybe you have a full plate or far too much on your plate. Maybe you have some hard things on your plate right now and haven’t even considered taking care of yourself with some body and soul rest.
We might not want to admit it, even when caring people around us are suggesting it – we need rest.
If you are experiencing extreme weariness, frustration, and discouragement – the best remedy is to give all your cares to the Lord and rest in knowing He can carry it all. When you finally let go and stop wrestling, and instead rest, you will soon recognize that you are experiencing something new. In letting go and resting, you will find you are growing strong again.
Your strength is renewed when you let go and find God’s rest.
Can you begin to imagine the incredible source of strength that comes from our Almighty All-Powerful God? Now, imagine… He is offering it to you.
Yes, the ultimate mystery and blessing is that when you find God’s rest you will also find God’s strength.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
“But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”
1 Peter 5:7
“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
By Kathy Cheek
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