Be Still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10)

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This morning I was unwell and not able to go to church for worship. I am praying that God will strengthen me and enable me to go for evening worship this evening. I missed worship and fellowship. Though I read the Bible and pray everyday, going to church is a totally different experience which I cherish very much. It is always very refreshing to my soul when I can go for public worship. God's Words uplift my soul and give me strength for the week ahead. And I missed my church friends :)

The last few weeks have been busy weeks for me. As I am still learning to manage my condition, work, family, stress, perfectionism, etc etc, I do feel a little overwhelmed at times. Thank God for the rest today. God created the world in 6 days and He rested on the seventh. And so today is a day of rest for both body and soul.

I am thankful that I can rest in God daily too admist all the hustle and bustle of life. I still feel very very tired every evening and sometimes in the morning too the moment I wake up. There seemed to be so many things I want to do and I think I need to do daily and yet I never seemed to get most things done. Hmm, I suspect this is either my manic or my perfectionist trait playing me out again :)

Thank God for the reminders to me through His precious Words:

Be still
Be still, and know that I am God: Psalm 46:10

Come unto Jesus
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Don't be anxious, pray to God, give thanks and God will give me peace
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Don't worry, do God's works and He will take care of me
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6:25, 33 - 34

God's Words always encourage me. My physical tiredness or mental strain seems so much lighter when I put them all aside and just lost myself in God's love and precious promises. It is my encouragement that God will give me strength in Him daily as I learn to look to Him. Sometimes I tend to forget to cast my anxieties or burdens upon the Lord, and try to do too many things in my own strength. Any wonder that I am so tired out :)

I pray God will enable me to rest in His presence with me and enable me to cling on to His precious promises to carry me through this coming week.

May God also give you strength and joy today and everyday!


8 Kind thoughts:

Paula Joy said...

God truly does want us to rest in Him. This is not an easy thing to do, but we need to make a conscience effort to daily lay our heaviness at His feet. Even a few moments to breathe deeply and ask Him to pour His peace over us will make a difference in the stress and strain of our busy lives. Doing that several times a day to refocus and turn our eyes back to God will only strengthen us all the more.

Bless you, Nancie, for being such an encouragement.

Nancie said...

How true, Paula! When we cast our cares upon the Lord and ask Him to pour His peace over us and give us strength, He will strengthen us. I do forget at times and just go on and on with many tasks and feel so stressed up and exhausted after that :)

I hope to learn more and more to rely on Him and not my own strength. Thank God that He is with us always and He gives us grace for each day.

Thanks for all your encouragements too. May He keep you near to Him and bless you with His love and peace always. Take care!

Jennifer said...

What a great posting Nancie..isn't it wonderful we can lay everything at Jesus feet and he will supply our needs..I do hope you feel better and Im praying for you..if you need anything just let me know!! Love you in Christ
Jennifer

Nancie said...

Thank, Jennifer, for your love and encouragements! Thank God that I am feeling better. Learning to slow down and wait upon our Lord :)

Truly God is good. How wonderful to belong to Him and to rest in Him. I need to remember that day by day. Pray for me, will you, that I may depend more and more upon our beloved Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ and shine for Him wherever He places me.

Take care! May He bless you through this coming week and always.

Love in Christ too,
Nancie

From an acorn said...

Sorry to hear you've been unwell. I hope you feel restored soon. You sound so gracious even though you may be suffering - your belief is an inspiration.

Nancie said...

Thanks, Claire, for your encouragements. Thank God that it is He Who gives me grace and strength daily :-)

I am feeling better but will continue to rest in Him daily. Take care and hope you have a blessed week!

Jenalexa said...

I am so amazed at how strong you stand even when you are tired and feeling low. You always have strong words of encouragement, despite your situation, just like Paul in the New Testament. I felt anxious tonight, and then read the verse you wrote "do not be anxious..." Of course i know the verse well, but it was still just such a good reminder at just the right time. You have been doing great at pressing on forward. I hope and pray that you will continue to have this kind of strength throughout your life. Your words are so healing and you will help many people.

Nancie said...

Thanks, Jena, for your kind words. Thank God that He is the one who strengthens me and give me joy in Him daily.

May God keep you near to Him! Take care.

 

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