“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28, ESV.
Years ago I came across a sales ad where a woman was trying to sell her furniture for a very low price in order to pay her rent. She had small children and was trying to avoid being evicted from her apartment. As soon as I saw the ad I spoke to my husband about being a blessing to her. So we called the number on the ad and told her, “We do not want your furniture, we just want to help you pay your rent.” She couldn’t believe it. Her rent had to be paid the next morning so I told her to not sell her furniture and that we would come by first thing in the morning and take care of her bill. She had to trust me. The next morning we kept our word and went and took care of her rent and also bought food for her family. She couldn’t thank God and us enough. Before we left, she admitted that everyone told her she was crazy for trusting strangers to keep a promise. She confessed she had stayed up all night and couldn’t sleep. She was too worried if whether we would do what we said.
It was good that she didn’t listen to the people around her calling her crazy. It was also good that she didn’t sell her furniture out of fear. If she had, she would’ve missed out on a great blessing. However, it wasn’t good that she stayed up all night worrying.
Hear what I’m about to say to you and never forget it…
Not only does it matter to God that we receive His promises. It matters equally to Him how we receive. Just as I would’ve preferred for that woman to get some sleep the night before, God wants us to rest in Him before He manifests anything in our lives.
Our faith is what pleases God, and a great indicator that we are in faith is not only our acts of obedience, but our resting in Him. Before He heals you of cancer, saves your children, brings your husband back home, helps you avoid foreclosure, or helps you do something you’ve never done…before He manifests anything in your life…make a quality decision today that you will rest in Him. It will please Him greatly.
Prayer: Yes, my Father God, I hear You clearly. Thank You for Your faithfulness. I need You to come through for me and my family like never before, so I will trust You like never before. I choose to rest in Your love and Your grace. No matter how crazy I look or sound to people, I will trust You to do everything You’ve promised me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Psalms 37:3-7)
20 thoughts on “A Special Word of Wisdom for You”
I was lying in bed worrying about how I was going to get my 3 children school clothes and supplies together for August 12th. Thank you God for this reminder. Be Blessed
Wow! This is a vivid description of my situation right now! Thank you Kiesha for being a blessing everytime.
I’m currently in the hospital and my stress level is at an all time high. Thanks for reminding me of who is charge. I will rest in him!
Bless Ondra Lord with songs of deliverance of miracle working power to heal her and give her your peace…..Amen and Amen♡
July 30, 2016 at 12:40pm
I know people think I’m strange, but they don’t know me and that’s my fault. Keisha I really thank you for this I really needed to hear that. I choose to stand on the promises of God.
Amen and Amen to the words of gods promises.
Thank you DOTK for this word…I admit I have been a worrier. Over health with aging and finances and my children and elderly parents. It seems the list goes on. But God has been showing me so many times with even a little faith, the size of a mustard seed I can say to my mountain “Be moved” and my heavenly Father has done it ♡ Oh He does love our faith even when we can’t see how Lord. Help us to wait in peaceful patience our loving Father♡
Some people say I’m crazy but I truly trust you Lord and only you because I know you’re a provider and you take care of your children when they call up on you Lord I Thank you keep your loving arms around me to go to that have the faith that I have I just have that crazy faith and I believe God is going to work everything out for my good for the glory of his kingdom by his grace we are all here by the power of Jesus and family through the trials and tribulations God’s going to work it out for all our Goods I truly believe and have faith in the God thank you for your wonderful bless devotion just morning oh my God I’m resting in you in the sweet peace you give me daily hallelujah thank you Jesus Amen and Amen again Thank God
I choose to rest in your love and your grace. Amen
I receive these in Jesus Name Amen. God’s speed is not always the same. Sometimes you will experience a season of Grace. When this happens God wants to spoil you with his blessings. At such times peacefulness is a pre-requisite-neutral or first gear as it were. At other times He might send you all over the place on urgent missions. This is a season of activeness and being busy.
To live in peace with God removes all frenetic urgency irrespective of whether you sit, stand or run with Him. If you live close to God according to Isaiah even if others tire you will fly on the wings of an eagle. (Jeremiah.29:11)
Amen in Jesus name
Thank you God for this word today and Thank you i can rest in you for everything. Thank you Lord I’m trusting in you for what you have already spoken to me In Jesus Name Amen🙏🕇
I’m having a really hard time right now in my marriage. I’m worried a lot and this reminded me god is watching over and protecting my husband. He’s also watching over me. Thank you
Amen and amen, to know we can rest in Him for He cares for us, how awesome! That’s real Love!
Thank you Father for your, loving kindness and tender mercies. Thank you Lord for your promises. I will surrender it all to you. I will rest in you.
Thank you Lord.
Thank you God because this what I’m going through and when I to read this I was like that women not saleing anything but could not sleep then this Morning God show me every thing going to be alright Amen
My dear friend! This couldnt have come at a better time! Yesterday was very trying for me in everyway possible and ai was weak…hurting…crying yet never letting go of my faith. Praising and thanking God in advance!!!! This is conformation!!! AMEN!
I was concern about lack of support and funding for the shaping the nation through sports imitative. Thank you Lord for the reminder that you require me to trust you completely. Amen
I was worrying how my bills will get pay and how i will get through in the vacation. Thank you Lord for this reminder and affirmation to keep trusting in you. Thank you Father.
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