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return to your rest. {five minute friday}

‘ello! Been awhile since I awhile since I wrote a good FMF post. Life has been busy the past few weeks, and it ain’t slowing down until I take a week off work in July to go see my best friend in NY! Happy birthday to meeee! But till then, life is crazy busy exhausting, which oddly enough is a fitting thought for this week’s word:

 

 

Return to your rest, my soul,
    for the Lord has been good to you. (Psalm 116:7) 

I was looking up verses a few days ago for a Bible Journaling project when the wording of this verse caught my eye.

Return to your rest, my soul.

Return.

Go back to that space of rest, of peace, of certainty, of quiet, of calm–for the Lord has been good to you. So you can be at rest.

It reminds me of one of my favorites: The Lord will fight for you; you only need be still. (Ex 14:14).

Life gets busy and hectic and stressful, I know full well. But we don’t have to live in that season forever.

We don't have to live in the mindset of crazy exhausted busy when we have a God who gives us rest. Click To Tweet

One of the commentaries I read on this verse put it this way:

“Abandon anxiety and resume the perfect tranquility that springs from trust in God.”

Isn’t that just lovely? We can live in this perfect tranquility. We can live with peace in the midst of hectic, calm in the midst of crazy, restful in the midst of busy. Our rest doesn’t come from sleep or a lack of a to-do list; it comes from trusting in God and believing that He will restore our weary bones when we’re tired and need rest.

Busy is a season of our lives sometimes, but we can find rest that comes from God and God alone. Click To Tweet

Return to your rest, my soul. Trust in God; he’ll take care of the rest.

 

“Why is it easy to work but hard to rest sometimes?” The question of my life, Audrey.

5 thoughts on “return to your rest. {five minute friday}

  1. Ohhhh Audrey Assad ❤
    Yes, return to THIS rest. So important. That 2nd verse has been one I have revisited over and over again. Thank you for this reminder.

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