Take your rest.

“You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety” Job 11:18, NIV.

While standing in a grocery store line waiting to check out, the cashier looks at me and she has an upset look on her face. I asked her if she’s ok. Her eyes beginning to tear up, she tells me, “No ma’am, I’ve been here since very early this morning and they haven’t given me a break.” Staring at her I felt sorry for her, but couldn’t help but wonder why she just wouldn’t take the break she knew she needed. It was up to her to go to her manager and ask for a break.

My sister, I’m going to tell you the same thing God spoke to me. You are responsible for giving your body the rest it needs. Not anyone else. You can’t wait for someone to come to you and say, “You look tired. Let me give you a break from all of these responsibilities.” It’s up to you to open up and say, “Hey, I need a break.”

This doesn’t mean you empty your family savings account and fly off to Hawaii somewhere. It only means you do what is necessary to recharge while considering the financial state of your family. The demands of life are best handled when we are rested.

Prayer: Father God, I thank you for your guidance and wisdom. Forgive me for not taking care of my body and giving it the rest it needs. Let your wisdom and grace abound in my life. Help me open up when I need rest. Help me Lord to handle life wisely and stay balanced. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Psalm 3:5; Matthew 11:28)

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10 thoughts on “Take your rest.”

  1. Thank you Father God for the rest you Allow me to type when I need it. God continue to help me see your way and my life filled me up after that beautiful rest that I need. Thank you Sis Kesha for Being a blessing to all the readers. Love you ❤❤🙏🏽

  2. Thank you my Heavenly Father for your beautiful gift of rest! Psalm 3:24 promises me that when I lay down I will not be afraid and my sleep will be sweet!

  3. Father God, thank You, for reminding me that only with and through Your Son, Jesus Christ, I am able to rest. Thank You for Your rest. Amen.

  4. Lord Grant me the Serenity, I so need🙌🏽🙏🏽😓 Give me the strength to keep on keeping on, but give me the WISDOM to know when my mind, body, soul and spirit needs to be recharged. 🙌🏽🙏🏽😓 💪🏽 I THANK YOU FOR GRACE AND MERCY 🙌🏽HALLELUJAH PRAISE GOD 🙌🏽 PLEASE LAY ME DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES, WHERE I CAN MEDITATE UPON YOU🙌🏽🙏🏽😓 THANK YOU JESUS 🙌🏽 FOR LOVING ME 💯 I GET TIRED AND I GET WEAK, BUT YOUR GRACE IS SUFFICIENT 🙌🏽😓🙏🏽 AMEN AND AMEN 🙌🏽❤️🙏🏽❤️

  5. Lord Grant me the Serenity, I so need🙌🏽🙏🏽😓 Give me the strength to keep on keeping on, but give me the WISDOM to know when my mind, body, soul and spirit needs to be recharged. 🙌🏽🙏🏽😓 💪🏽 I THANK YOU FOR GRACE AND MERCY 🙌🏽HALLELUJAH PRAISE GOD 🙌🏽 PLEASE LAY ME DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES, WHERE I CAN MEDITATE UPON YOU🙌🏽🙏🏽😓 THANK YOU JESUS 🙌🏽 FOR LOVING ME 💯 I GET TIRED AND I GET WEAK, BUT YOUR GRACE IS SUFFICIENT 🙌🏽😓🙏🏽 AMEN AND AMEN 🙌🏽❤️🙏🏽❤️

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