We make it complicated

 

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Something that I think we all struggle with is Rest. Resting and being assured that everything is being taken care of. The more we worry the more our stress and our health goes down the drain with it. This whole month has been a month of trials, joy, worries, great memories and even stress and confusion but through it all the Lord is reminding me of something simple but yet complex to the human mind

REST

PSALM 23:1-3

” THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, I LACK NOTHING.HE  MAKES ME LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES, HE LEADS ME BESIDE QUIET PASTURES, HE LEADS ME BESIDE QUIET WATERS, HE REFRESHES MY SOUL. HE GUIDES ME ALONG THE RIGHT PATHS FOR HIS NAME’S SAKE.”

Resting in his grace, and just understanding that when we lay low and just allow for the growth of rain, good soil, and sunlight that we start to grow and see his goodness in areas of our lives we didn’t think we could grow in.

Being single is not fun and it’s even worse when you see people you know getting engaged or even in a relationship. It makes the waiting harder and even the resting period harder than you expect, but yet his soft, but firm voice reminds you that

RESTING IN MY GRACE IS WHAT’S GOING TO MAKE THE JOURNEY SOMETHING MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED

The lord has all called us to something great. There is no thing that we do that is not great, and will change the world. We all get that ability and get that chance if we just allow his presence to be our guide. The more I worry about not being in a relationship, and thinking that I found the guy because I keep telling myself that I have. Is what makes my patients something more of a challenge, but yet he gently reminds me to come back to him and just be

                                                                    PATIENT.

To simply just rest in his goodness and grace, gently bringing my mind and soul that wants to go 100mph to just slow down and sit in his lap and just listen to him tell me stories and memories that he remembers of me, of his people. To simply keep reminding me that just sitting in his lap is what’s going to be the safest, most welcoming and the most reassuring place in the world. To listen to him tell me that this is where I want you more than I want you anywhere else is what’s bringing joy, treasure, and even

                                                                   REST

MATTHEW 11:28

“COME TO ME ALL YOU WHO ARE WEARY AND BURDENED AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST.”

Rest. It’s so easy to do but yet complicated because we choose not to do it.  Resting is a place where we go after feeling like we are so burned out that we just need to collect ourselves again. Right now lord all you want from us is to come to you and just simply rest in your grace, hope, and dreams all at your table. That’s why he gives us gardens because it shows us to be patient and to just trust that the more we water it and love on it and pull all the weeds out the more we see growth and improvement for more flowers and we end up with all these blessings because we know that the Lord was just wanting us to grow and rest in his grace.

Rest in the Lord, and be assured that he will give you the desires of your heart when you start to realize that he is the desire of your heart.

-SM-