Sunday, February 7, 2010

Rest and hope

I opened a devotional to today's date and thought I would share with you what it said.  I completely needed this today!!  

"Come to Me for rest and refreshment.  The journey has been too much for you, and you are bone-weary.  Do not be ashamed of your exhaustion.  Instead, see it as an opportunity for Me to take charge of your life. 

Remember that I can fit everything into a pattern for good, including the things you wish were different.  Start with where you are at this point in time and space, accepting that this is where I intend you to be.  You will get through today one step, one moment at a time.  Your main responsibility is to remain attentive to Me, letting Me guide you through the many choices along your pathway.

This sounds like an easy assignment, but it is not.  Your desire to live in My Presence goes against the grain of "the world, the flesh, and the devil."  Much of your weariness results from your constant battle against these opponents.  However, you are on the path of My choosing, so do not give up!  Hope in Me, for you will again praise Me for the help of My Presence.

------taken from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Romans 8:28
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

Psalm 42:11
" Why are you downcast, O my soul?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God."


The Mims Family said...

Thanks for sharing, I needed this as of lately, too! Praying for you! Hang in there, friend! :)

Anonymous said...

Love you guys! Just found out about Tom. Heartbroken. Have and will continue to pray for his comfort and healing. Will also continue to pray for the entire clan to feel God's arms wrapped around you. Let me know if there is anything I can do or anything any of you need. It would be an honor. Tell Susan I love her.
Love, C. Hultman

Catherine Hultman said...

Oh, and tell your Mom and will that I love them too. I am so proud of the man that will has turned out to be. Love that he jacked your computer and lauded himself on your facebook!