It’s the only word that I can think of that describes how I feel after today’s nonsense.
Crawling into bed and pulling the covers up is the last of my energy.
Not much left to give.
I close my eyes and begin to utter a prayer from a place of hurt and disappointment. As the words came out of my mouth I heard the Lord say,“Stop praying from a place of fear and start praying from a place of rest.”
Breathless is how I felt in that moment.
My own prayers were causing restlessness in my life. I was spinning my wheels even in prayer. Asking for answers but doubting that He may even show up.
I would catch myself pleading with God; or maybe it was more like begging. It was as if I wasn’t fully confident whether He really wanted to help me or not.
Often times I left prayer more confused and disappointed, not sure if my situation would ever change. Instead of placing the problems at the feet of Jesus, I left trying to figure it out on my own.
Why is it so easy to forget that He loves us?
Why is it so easy to forget that He won the victory and we don’t have to beg Him to break our chains?
Why is it so easy to forget that we are sons and daughters of the Most High God and He wants us to walk in complete healing?
This why we need to be reminded that we can rest knowing He has done the work.
While a thousand frustrations seek to distract us we can remain focused and attentive knowing He is fighting our battles for us.
It’s almost too easy, but true…“Be still and know He is God” Psalm 46:10.
The peace of God gives victory over the striving of the world. Instead of striving to make this or that happen, we learn to trust in a Heavenly Father who loves to give. We serve a God who loves to give good gifts to His children, why don’t we expect to receive.
Inactivity is not our stance, but dependent activity on the One who has made His enemies His footstool.
What if we stopped taking things into our own hands and began to place things into the divine hands?
I believe we would begin to act out of inner promptings and would experience God’s peace at all times.
Letting go of my tight fitted efforts to enter His presence allowed me to discover that God’s presence was already there. No need to strive. No need to beg him to come. He actually has been waiting for His daughter and longs to love on her.
I could simply step into His presence knowing He was already there. Knowing fear flees in His presence!
I can stop spinning my wheels and simply surrender to His hand…abiding in the Holy Spirit. Moving to the sound of His voice only. All other voices get silenced when I step into His presence.
We rest in prayer believing, “if God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)
“This is what the Lord says-your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” (Isaiah 48:17)
Rest and peace remain when we fully trust in the very character of who God is.
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