Matthew 11:28-29 (NLT)
28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
1 I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.
Psalm 29:11 (NLT)
11 The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.
Isaiah 26:3-4 (AMP)
3 “You will keep in [a]perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both [b]inclination and character],
Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].
4 “Trust [confidently] in the Lord forever [He is your fortress, your shield, your banner], For the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].
Psalm 63:3-5 (AMP)
3 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You.
4 So will I bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
5 My [a]soul [my life, my very self] is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth offers praises [to You] with joyful lips.
He Soothes My Soul
As I have grown older, I have developed a deeper and richer appreciation for my time alone with God. He is truly my place of refuge. Whether I spend fifteen minutes, or an hour with Him, I always leave better than I came. I can go to Him exhausted and stressed and somehow, I miraculously leave encouraged and refreshed.
I can go to Him confused about His will for my life, and though I may not receive an answer at that moment, being in His presence gives me a calm reassurance that His timing is perfect, and that He has not forgotten me. I leave His throne with my inner thoughts more at peace than before we met.
There are days that I just don’t feel well physically. On those days when I spend time with God, though I may still have to endure the pain that I am feeling, knowing that he will never leave or forsake me, gives me the strength to endure what I must endure for that day. Trusting that in His time, I will be healed.
He restores me. He refreshes my soul. He guides me, and He strengthens me. He protects me, and He heals my spirit when it is crushed from the toils of life. He is my Waymaker.
I see my time alone with Him as a gift. The joy of sitting at the feet of my King far surpasses anything that this world has to offer me. To study His word is to drink deep from a cup that quenches my spiritual thirst. To pray and to praise Him is to share my heart with Him. In those moments I am connecting with the Creator of all, the only one who already knows before I ask. He alone is worthy of my praise.
When I write to Him, it is the gift that I give to myself. To be able to pour my heart out to Him on paper helps me to relinquish my burdens to someone that I know I can trust. I know that beyond a shadow of a doubt, He will still love me unconditionally, even though He knows all of my weaknesses and frailties. I must say that this is truly amazing to me. I trust God because He knows me like no other, and yet He has never refused me, His love.
He is solid and I can depend on Him. He is always there for me.
There are days when I just want to spend the day sitting at His feet, but when the cares of this cruel world call and I must get up and go, but boy is my journey made better, and my burdens made lighter because of the time that I spent with Him.
Ladies, if your day is spent rushed and hurried from one thing to the next, take a moment and breathe, and just sit at His feet for a few minutes. He is a Soul Soother. He will calm your anxieties and quiet the noise in your life, and give you a dose of inner peace. He will also redirect your priorities if they need to be shifted, and He will help you gain a better perspective on what is really important for your life. I challenge you to try this, it has worked for me for the past forty-four years, and I know personally that because of it, I have been strengthened.
May God bless you as you seek His face each day. May you bask in His love and comfort as he restores and refreshes your soul. And may you trust, that whatever He allows coming into your life is designed to make you stronger and to draw you close to His throne.
Psalm 46:10 (AMP)
10 “Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalm 32:8 (AMP)
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you.
Psalm 91:1 (AMP)
91 He who [a]dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].