Take your rest

“You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety” Job 11:18, NIV.

While standing in a grocery store line waiting to check out, the cashier looks at me and she has an upset look on her face. I ask her if she’s ok. Her eyes beginning to tear up, she tells me, “No ma’am, I’ve been here since very early this morning and they haven’t given me a break.” Staring at her I felt sorry for her, but couldn’t help but wonder why she just wouldn’t take the break she knew she needed. It was up to her to go to her manager and ask for a break.

My sister, I’m going to tell you the same thing God spoke to me. You are responsible for giving your body the rest it needs. Not anyone else. You can’t wait for someone to come to you and say, “You look tired. Let me give you a break from all of these responsibilities.” It’s up to you to open up and say, “Hey, I need a break.”

This doesn’t mean you empty your family savings account and go off to Hawaii somewhere. It only means you do what is necessary to recharge while considering the financial state of your family. The demands of life are best handled when we are rested.

Prayer: Father God, I thank you for your guidance and wisdom. Forgive me for not taking care of my body and giving it the rest it needs. Let your wisdom and grace abound in my life. Help me open up when I need rest. Help me Lord to handle life wisely and stay balanced. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Psalm 3:5; Matthew 11:28)

8 thoughts on “Take your rest”

  1. Thank you Father for these words of wisdom being a caregiver it’s easy to gets so busy that I can forget to take care of my self. When I give my day to you in prayer. And worship I know that you are in control and I can take time for my self. Thank you Jesus that you care about even the smallest things in my life. I love you Jesus

  2. Thank you Father for this word. Whenever I’m tired I rest..my body let’s me know. If I need a break from something …I’ll rest
    Thank you GOD for giving me Wisdom when it’s time to rest
    In Jesus Name Amen 🕇🕇🕇

  3. Good Moring Ladys Daugters of The Most High King. Let me say I AM SO GUILTY of this even on Days when i have Nothing Planed Life kicks in kids and family Kickin that’s why I’m in so much agreement with this message it was just for me. Have a Blessed Day Ladys

  4. Amen and Amen❣ 🙏 🙋 DOTK 💌💝💜💛💚 Restoration is a necessity❣💯👐👏🎬 hallelujah❣🎁🎉 SWEET JESUS❣🙆☝✝💡📖

  5. Thank you Father God for your divine word. So often we get so busy that, we don’t take care of ourselves and forget to rest. Father even you rested on the sabbath. You words are strengthening me daily. Hallelujah to your holy name.

  6. Thank you because your devotion today with everything that I have spoken to myself with everything that I have did and I give God all the glory from Monday through Friday I’ve been working doing what I’m supposed to do for my family but I said to myself I need my rest this weekend and yes I got it relax in reading the word of God and encouraging others at home that your body needs rest yes I’m getting my rest thank you for your wonderful devotion and in Jesus name I say Amen

  7. Thank you for this on-time devotion. Father God, forgive me for getting so wrapped up in the busyness of my life that I forget to take care of this temple You’ve given me. Holy Spirit, keep me mindful to rest physically, mentally & most importantly to REST IN HIM. That’s where we are most refreshed & renewed

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