“Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him…” Psalms 37:7
Say this by faith, “Lord I receive your rest right now. I rest in you Lord, and I wait patiently for you. My soul relaxes and rests in you.”
It’s amazing, whenever I tell my husband whom I love, “Baby, I’m tired”, he looks at me with the most puzzled look, like “Well, go lay down if you’re tired.” But he doesn’t get it because he’s not a woman. Only you can truly understand where I’m coming from. When a woman says she’s tired, she doesn’t mean she needs a nap. No. She’s tired of working so hard but only being able to enjoy so little. She’s tired of cleaning up only to find her hard work gone within hours. She’s tired of pretending to be someone she’s not. She’s tired of warring in prayer for someone who continues to behave the same way. She’s tired and a power nap won’t fix it. In all of this, I feel you.
While in prayer, God reminded me how He has called us to rest. True rest comes from trusting in God. Here’s an example, if I don’t trust how my husband drives, I won’t be able to rest at all when he’s behind the wheel. I will stay awake the entire time. And don’t let his knees start to shake. That means he is sleepy. Oh boy, now I really can’t rest. Some of us are just like that, we know God is behind the wheel, but we are wide awake freaking out wondering what He’s doing and where He’s taking us. Because we’re not in control, we’re finding it very hard to rest. And again, I feel you.
But God is saying to all of us today, “You can rest in Me My daughter. Don’t worry. I’m taking you higher in Me. I’m not going to harm you. My love does no harm. I only want to bless you. Give Me those cares and those worries of yours. Let me lift those burdens off of you in My presence. Rest in Me and wait patiently for Me. I am in control of your life. Let Me do what only I can do for you. Let Me make a way out of no way. Let Me do it. Let Me have the wheel while you rest. You’ll be glad you did.”
Prayer: Father, I hear you loud and clear. You are in control and I need to rest. Got it. I thank you for how you love me. You love me so gently. Thank you for teaching me how to rest in you while you take me wherever you have me go. I receive your rest right now in my mind and heart. Help me rest in you Lord, and wait patiently for you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read and reread Matthew 11:28-30)
Penned by Kesha Trippett
23 thoughts on “Wide Awake”
Thank you for that timely word from the Lord this morning. He spoke to me through your devotion! He wants to lift those burdens off of me! I will rest in his presence! Thank God for His Grace & Mercy!
Amen, Amen and Amen! This is so me, especially about the driving part. Lord, help me to release it all to You & rest. Thank you so much DOTK, God bless 😘
Thank you so much my sister, I know when the devotionals are from you, Your so nurturing
What a blessing this message is for me today!It went hand in hañd with my other daily devotional. Thank you Lord for loving me and allowing me to rest.Thank you for loving us all that much!!
Thank God through you my sister whom He has place in my life for such a time like this. You are a strong pillar holding me up. As
The Bible declares that we have to be our brother’s keeper and to pray one for another. Thank you as I continue to Praise God through my trials.
Thanks again! This was a much needed word! I am resting in you God and your plan. Psalm 37! Praying for my sisters in Christ!
I so needed this today. Thank you Father for understanding where we are. Be blessed Lord always.
Thank You Lord For Always letting me rest in you this is just what I needed to hear this morning in Jesus name amen love your daughter
Thank you Father,
For your on-time word, I love you whole hearted, and I trust you.
Good Moring again what a Blessed Moring DOTK and my Sisters in Christ. Well the mean part in the massage today that got my atenion was when she said we’r tired of (WARRING IN PRAYER For people that keep doing the same things)my #1 though was my children and right now exspecaly my baby girl. But I’m at the point in my life now that no matter how her and my other4 Children let the enemy use them I’m going to keep trusting beleaving and most of All RESTING IN GOD GIVING IT ALL TO HIM.Have a Blessed DAY Ladys
Your writing always starts my day. Without it I’m off the track.
Today my top staff wants a fun field trip instead of working. I’m able to rest and enjoy it, because Gods Go This! 🙂
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you God for this beautiful word today. I needed to hear this word and GOD is always on time, he knows what I need. Thank you Jesus!!!. I rest in you Lord, I casted my cares and worries upon you today. You said I’ll be glad I did. Thank you God In Jesus Name Amen.
I too received your rest today in my mind and heart thank you like a soft pillow I can rest in your word in Jesus name diane
Reading this in tears, I say a heartfelt thanks you.
Thankyou for this great word I was waiting g upon the Lord battling chest infection barely open jaw touch my temple bones and muscles aching so bad. Thinking I should be doing more. Slept 12 hours Mon no pee brakes first time four weeks .try again tomorrow make important call at lest ivate did. Dishes will put laundry away load fiidcwith garlic battle infection gargle salt now four teeth hurting feel unable to take bus tocwalkin clinic. Let alone hospital rovwsit twelve hours so much to do so little Rome move around and walk to prevent blood. Clots. Drinking cold water life giving water rest in. The Lord 5am comes feel great its my best time with. Lord. Pressing in trusting him contending battling with the Lord attend to my sites and groups get strength beck starts to pain so bad feel like a knife in my chest and back. Walk around change positions try to loosen up read the word proclaim the word encourage someone else sleep again trusting my savior no matter what have can awesome day DOTK he can take my worst days and make them. My best days.the best is yet come I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me show me the way truth and light set the. Captives free including me strengten me for days ahead.unleash your power and glory tender mercies miraculous healings let us walk in signs and wonders believe believe believe trust obey let go of worry and fear no more anxieties just love peace trust tranquillity resting in and upon my Lord thank you for confirmation to literally rest in the Lord do what I can pray trust rest walk a little rest let your angels do their work on. Me lower me into your healing rivers joy peace contentment rest
Amen. Let Jes us healing mercies flow thru your body and mind precious precious Jesus amen
THANK U FATHER FOR THIS ON TIME WORD. I RECEIVE IT ALL IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!!!☺
With all that appears upside down and out of place, there is peace and rest in our Lord. Praise God for the reminder that I receive in my soul 😊
This word is truly a complete conformation of the Exact words God spoke to me!!! Praise God and a immediate answer to my prayer just prior to reading!!!!! I’m in tears 😅 Lord I thank you for Being A True And Living And Intentional God That Never Fails!!!!!! Hallelujah!!!!!!!!
And That you For being a willing vessel of the Lord to used for His purpose ..You are truly a Woman Of God!!!
Amen! I needed this today! Had a restless night! Thank you DOTK! Blessings!
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Lord, thank you that true rest comes from you God; it’s within your hands where I feel safe. Teach me how to trust you in all case with my life. I place everything in your hands right now knowing by faith you’ll take me through safely; I’m confident you won’t leave me along the way in Jesus Name, Amen 🙏
Thank you DOTK sisters for sharing your testimony