For the second time this week, God placed this scripture in my path.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
“You cannot serve two masters. If I am truly your Master, you will desire to please Me above all others.” from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence
“At the end of the day, week or year, we’re just really tired. Yet God offers us relief from the striving-too-hard-to-learn-and-do-more approach. He longs for us–whether young, middle-aged or older–to thrive as the [people] He designed us to be.” from Joan C. Webb’s It’s a Wonderful Imperfect Life; my insertion
“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 wounds and conditioned misbeliefs that compel them to treat others (and themselves) poorly, sometimes shamefully…What helps me right now is Jesus’ gracious invitation to come to Him and rest.” from Joan C. Webb’s It’s a Wonderful Imperfect Life
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
“There is no randomness about your life.” from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence