When I’m afraid to rest
- “Turn my eyes away from vanity [all those worldly, meaningless things that distract--let Your priorities be mine], And restore me [with renewed energy] in Your ways.” PSALM 119:37 AMP
Physically- stop over-committing, actually lay down, etc but cast off the guilt. Although it may be a good idea everything you need is not for this time or for you to take on. This type of resting brings restoration, healing, and refreshing so you're able to endure what’s ahead.
- “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.” 1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV
Emotional- everyone and everything is NOT your problem to fix. When you take on that mentality you act like you're their God and you're not. Trust that when you’ve prayed that is sufficient and if I (God)lead you to help, encourage, sow, etc it will be clear. Give ME (God) time to work and do what you certainly cannot.
- “This is GOD ’s Message, the God who made earth, made it livable and lasting, known everywhere as GOD: ‘Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.” Jeremiah 33:2-3 MSG
- “Go out and stand before me on top of the mountain,” the LORD said to him. Then the LORD passed by and sent a furious wind that split the hills and shattered the rocks — but the LORD was not in the wind. The wind stopped blowing, and then there was an earthquake — but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake, there was a fire — but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire, there was the soft whisper of a voice. When Elijah heard it, he covered his face with his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. A voice said to him, “Elijah, what are you doing here?” 1 Kings 19:11-13 GNB