The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm. Exodus 13:14 NLT
It's hard to deal with difficult days when sadness robs our calm and we forget where hope is found. Worry leads us far away from finding strength and welcoming the fullness of God.
Jesus said, " Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29 NLT
When we need to rest in His presence, Jesus pulls us close and helps us consider what’s already been done for each one of us. He pulls us from ditches of doubt and humbles our hearts to remember He knows about brokenness. He helps us recognize why it’s okay to be grateful and sad at the same time.
We were never promised days without frustration, sadness or weary thoughts. But Jesus loves us through each moment and holds us in the comfort of peace. He draws us nearer to the Father and helps us see what happens when we TRUST.
We must keep looking for the good and be ready to find it. God will provide what we need to receive His timely rewards. He will bless the heart of our faithfulness as we embrace what He chooses for us. We must believe He has the ability to heal our hearts, so we will be able to faithfully endure when trouble come.
Dear God, Thank you for Jesus! Open our hearts for the goodness of His love, so we will remember where to find calm. In the messiness of life, lead us to the Savior so we will learn to welcome HOPE as we TRUST in You. Thank you for helping us carry on when we’re feeling weary and weak. Help us feel PEACE in Your presence while we're held in the strength of Your love. Thank you, Lord. It is what we need to handle every day of our lives. Thank you for showing us how it feels to be grateful. You are always worthy of our praise! Amen