Matthew 11:28 nlt


Jesus wants us to come to Him with our troubles.
He is never too busy, never has other plans, doesn’t think we are a bother.
He knows all about our burdens. He wants us to talk to Him about them.
He wants to help us so we can rest. He is waiting to hear from us.

I sometimes don’t want to bother Jesus with my problems.
With the world as it is I think He has bigger things to take care of
and my troubles seem so little and insignificant.

Do you ever feel this way?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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Psalm 62:1 hcs


When we rest in a place of our own making we may feel calm, and at ease.
There may be extended periods when we are relaxed and happily resting quietly.
But, one day, the stress, busyness, concerns, and noise of daily life will intrude.
Then daily life takes over and we lose all we gained from our quiet respite.

When we rest in God we know the quiet lasting peace only He has to give.
In His rest we are given relief from all that wearies us.  
True restorative rest is found only in God..

I think resting in God is the ultimate of naps.

Are you relying on yourself to find lasting uninterrupted rest?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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Psalm 91:1 niv


When you are God’s child and live with Him you are under His protection.
When life is difficult, no matter the stresses and losses, the trials and temptations;
whatever causes you anxious days and sleepless nights, you are in His care.
When it seems you are alone in the scorching heat of a desert,
He will provide a shade tree.

There are times I am so focused on what is wrong and difficult
I miss the oasis of His shadow.

What is your focus today?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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Psalm 16:8-9 hcs


When we feel vulnerable, unsure of ourselves, and afraid
it is usually because we have forgotten the Lord.
We don’t deliberately forget but in our busyness He slips our mind;
He is somewhere in the shadows of our thoughts.
Whether or not we remember Him He never forgets us and is always with us.

When your world is shaken and you tremble what or who do you go to?
When you go there are you glad and do you rejoice and feel safe?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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Jeremiah 6:16 niv


Sometimes when we are weary or restless or querulous 
it is because we are at a crossroads and don’t know
which way to go or what to do.
Or maybe we have strayed from the path we know,
and have become confused and bewildered, not knowing 
where we are or how we got there.

This is when we need to stop and be still, and in prayer,
seek information, instruction, and guidance.
We will be given direction and when we follow it
we will once again know rest and harmony.

Do you feel stressed and tired?
Could it be that you need to stop for a while to get your bearings?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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