How appropriate that today's word is Rest. I'm so tired! As I lay in bed at 5:00 this morning debating about whether I would eventually fall back to sleep or if I should just get up, I began wondering about this post and what word would be chosen for our prompt. I thought perhaps it would be strength, and my mind began going to all the scriptures pertaining to the Lord's strength. Maybe that's what helped me drift back to sleep - remembering that I don't have to rely on my strength to get my through.
I remember a poster I saw as a child. It showed three kittens lying on their back, sounds asleep. And the caption said, "Rest in peace, God is awake." I haven't been sleeping well. But even as I write that I am reminded that God is faithful. He provides rest and it's not just the kind that comes from sleep.
I have been finding rest in realizing that I don't have to try to so hard. It's not always my battle to fight, and I don't always have to be right or heard. I'm learning, that contrary to what the world tells you, there is rest and peace in just letting go. God wants me to find rest in seeking His approval alone.
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1
Are you looking for true rest today? Jesus is saying, "Come unto me"
Written in response to Five Minute Friday at The Gypsy Mama, and Brag on God Friday at Beholding Glory.