“Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.”

– Psalm 63:7

Did you know you were created to rest and relax? Just like your body is designed to need food and water in order to survive, your flesh and your spirit also need tranquility in order to be healthy and thrive, both physically and spiritually. 

I remember once, before Hannah and I had kids, we were involved in youth ministry and we had a student all-nighter at the church. So, along with a hundred other teenagers, we stayed awake through the night and finally got home around 7 a.m. the next day. We were asleep for only about half an hour when we heard pounding on the roof of our house. To our dismay, we realized we had forgotten that our landlord had scheduled a roof repair that morning. Disgruntled and groggy, we made our way back to the church to the youth house we had left only a while earlier and crashed on the floor there. 

Friend, walking in rest is part of God’s covenant promise to you. Though you might feel like it’s impossible to break out of the cycle of busy insanity, Jesus has made a way. When you meditate on His promises, spend time in His presence, and lift your heart and mouth to praise Him, He refreshes your soul and your body finds the peace it has been longing for. Standing in the sustaining power of your Savior makes the worries and problems that plague you smaller, because nothing is too hard for the One who created the Universe! 


Jesus, no matter what I am going through, I will seek refuge and serenity in the shadow of your wings.


When was the last time you felt exhausted but couldn’t rest? Did you run to Jesus?

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