Ever run across something and think, “Thank You, God, for the reminder,”?
That’s what I thought when I was scrolling through my creations and stumbled upon this one.
Enough. It’s such a struggle for women. And I needed the reminder of the prayer I’d typed on there. That’s what I want to be: enough to accomplish His purpose.
And sometimes that means finding a place of rest.
How can we focus in on the truth the Bible says about us? How do we beat back the misconception that we have to be everything in ourselves? Here are a few verses to encourage you (and me) when we feel the strain of being enough in our own strength and need to remember to rest:
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
- Mark 6:31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
- Psalm 4:8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
- Exodus 33:14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
- Psalm 37:7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Hebrews 4:9-11 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
What verses would you add to these?
And if your curious about how I try to balance what I do, listen to this podcast with The Productive Woman. I’d love your thoughts and strategies.