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finding rest

By Hannah Gallagher
September 1, 2020

Passages of the day: Click HERE to read today’s passages.

Isaiah 28:14-30:11
Galatians 3:23-4:31
Psalm 62:1-12
Proverbs 23:19-21

“I’m just so tired all the time.” I have heard this from so many people in our current season of life. And I feel it too. Unfortunately, we are in the midst of global trauma where everyone has been affected in some way. This contributes to our exhaustion, which leads to burnout, stress, frustration, and anger.

My dear friends in Christ, let me tell you this. We can find rest. True, pure, satiating rest in God. David writes in Psalm 62:1-2, “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly He is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” A couple of verses later, David repeats himself saying, “Yes, my soul, find rest in God: my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken”. Read these words. Pray these words. Sing these words. We are able to find rest in the Creator of the universe. He is our rock, our fortress.

While storms rage around us, God remains steadfast. He invites us to lay our burdens at His feet and find rest. He is the peace amidst the chaos of the world.

When you find yourself anxious or exhausted and unable to find the words to pray, I encourage you to breathe through verses of the Bible. Breathe in the Word of God and find rest in His perfect presence.

Inhale: My soul finds rest in God
Exhale: My salvation comes from Him

Inhale: My soul finds rest in God
Exhale: My hope comes from Him

To Memorize:

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.

— Psalm 62:1

Prayer to start with: Lord, forgive us when we have tried to muster up our own strength during times of trial. You are our rock and our salvation. Let us lean on you when we are weary. Grant us peace and rest. We lay our worries at your feet and we breathe in your breath of Life. We praise you for goodness and mercy. May we find rest in your presence. Amen.