What’s your heart longing for right now? I mean, deep down… Are you longing for acceptance (from that guy, or that employer, or that friend)? Are you yearning for approval (from that teacher, or that girl, or that family member)? Or do you just want, desperately, to experience rest… (from the illness, or the chaos,… Continue reading Our longings must end in him, or they’ll keep sending us in circles
Psalm 121 includes a powerful tribute to our creator. It reminds us of the source of our strength and help. I love the gentle rhythms of these verses. They soothingly remind me I can trust in a Father God who never sleeps, but is always working behind the scenes to carry out his perfect plan.… Continue reading Rest your head on the one who never sleeps
Are you tired? Worn out? Over it all? Jesus invites us to come to him when we feel this way. We don’t have it all together before we can come into his presence. We can come to him right now in our weariness, brokenness, and confusion. As we do this, he will give us rest… Continue reading Give Jesus your burden
I recently wound up a busy six months of cramming in as many new experiences and work commitments as possible. I think in a way I was living on adrenaline, trying to do it all. I’m not very good at sitting still. I don’t think many of us are. There’s a certain vulnerability in resting with… Continue reading Stop. Rest. Be still.
“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” (John 15:4) Lord, we cannot remain in you unless your Holy Spirit is in us. Thank you for making us yours in the… Continue reading Simply remain
‘How’s your week been?’ ‘Oh… good. Busy!’ It’s a common refrain in our fast-paced lives. Most people know it’s important to slow down and take a break sometimes, but busyness is often worn like a badge of honour. It’s almost as if it doesn’t matter how we spend our time – as long as we’re… Continue reading Really, really busy!
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8) Here in Australia it’s bedtime. These words sit in the middle of a frame above my bed, reminding me of the rest my God can give… Some things cause us to lose sleep, and others send… Continue reading I will lie down and sleep