Tag: rest

Today my devotions led me into quiet places, like Dickens’ countrysides, where contemplation and rest are found. Mark 6:31 says, “Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some […]

Psalm 55:22 NKJV Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. Matthew 11:28-29 NIV “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle […]

Isaiah 28:4 NIV Trust in the Lord forever,     for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. Matthew 11:28 NKJV Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Proverbs 3:5 AMP Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart […]

“Rest in my presence when you need refreshment….Many people turn away from Me when they are exhausted. They associate Me with duty and diligence, so they try to hide from My Presence when they need a break from work. How this saddens Me!” from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence   Proverbs […]

Soaring gas prices may cause summer travel planning to plummet. But, here is some spirit-lifting encouragement. From Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence “I will never run out of resources; My capacity to bless you is unlimited. You live in a world of supply and demand, where necessary things are often scarce….Rejoice […]

“I need to do my devotions before I go crazy,” I say more to myself than to my ten-year-old. “Why?” he asks. “Because my perspective changes.” Opening my journal and devotionals shuts out the overwhelming clutter of rearranged schedules and ransacked well-being. God soothes away knots of unresolved tension when I succumb to His gentle […]

“Our culture pushes the limits as far as possible and then pushes again. Even our churches seem to adopt the viewpoint that perfection (and boundlessness) is mandatory and attainable….The truth is that spiritual leaders in churches, families, and communities not only have human needs, limitations and imperfections (like their followers), but some have unexamined emotional […]

Psalm 23:3a NKJV “He restores my soul.” “We don’t have to wait until someone else notices our exhaustion and suggests we take a break. God grants us permission to take responsibility for ourselves. He loves to replenish our souls, and we can cooperate with Him regardless of what others say or do.” from Joan C. Webb’s […]

Ecclesiastes 10:4b NIV Calmness can lay great offenses to rest.   Psalm 46:10a NIV “Be still, and know that I am God….”   “Learn to take minibreaks from the world, finding a place to be still in My Presence and listen to my voice.” from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence   Matthew […]