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)

Penned by Kesha Trippett

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27 thoughts on “Take your rest.”

    1. Amen! Thank you to my sister Thea Judge for the constant reminder to do better self-care. I will take my test and do better temple stewardship. Amen

  1. Thank You so much for this I had been battling the same thing for months now and I kept telling myself I need a break from everything, but never taking the opportunity to do so. After reading this I am now about to make arrangements to give my body a break and rest. Thank you once again.

    1. Thank you for the conformation!
      This has been a trying time for me as i work work and work not taking time to rest this year i have schduled two trips one with family and thee other for me to just simply rest bless God and you πŸ™‚

  2. And the name of Jesus Amen and Thank you God for speaking to me wisdom and understanding and Jesus name again Amen

  3. Waw how timely and accurate. I have been beating myself up with an issue and now that I read your message I now realize it’s not what people say and do to me it’s who God knows I am. Thanks as usual for the message.

  4. Wow..Amen
    Thank you for this message this is speaking to me directly. For about year now I have been having this problem within my marriage. I am always complainin about not being appreciated. From time to time I would talk about it, but no change. This pass weekend I said to my self, I have to let go, and start taking care of my Mental state of mind., and hoping that I will stay focus on my change.
    Kesha, thank you. God had a way of talking to us, through people. He is an AWESOME GOD.

  5. I really needed to read this for all that is going on in my life. For the last two years I have been trying to launch a business. I am married and have three children. My business helps menor new entrepreneurs but I just can’t seem to get it right. I feel like I was suppose to do this to help people for the glory of God. I left by 9 year career to start over. I am trying to get my husband to lock arms with me. The business will help people is so many ways and it hurts that it is unsuccessful. I feel like going back to my career everyday. Thanks for teaching how to live with the principles of God.

  6. Good Moring my Sisters in Christ/DOTK (WoW-WoW)God just hit me right between the eyes and in the Head with the Spirial Hammer. I’ve been on a run run run go go go rollercoster for about the last 2mos. Now and puting the blam on my family and people when God has already given me the power an chose to just say NO STOP I’M GETING ME SOME REST TODAY.I really Thank God 4This Massage TODAY Have a Blessed Day today ladys

  7. Thanks for the message I had to take a stands for myself this weekend, due to, being physically, and mentally tried. I am always rushing throughout the week and drained by the weekend I had to REST and tAke of myself… Thanks for wisdom and the Lord unconditional love!!

  8. An Exploit of Climbing

    Isaiah 2:3

    It is exceedingly beneficial to our souls to rise above this present evil world to something nobler and better. The cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches are apt to choke everything good within us, and we grow fretful, desponding, perhaps proud and carnal. It is good for us to cut down these thorns and briers, because heavenly seed sown among them is not likely to yield a harvest.

    Where will we find a better scythe with which to cut them down than communion with God and the things of the kingdom? There are places in the world where the lowlands are a breeding ground for sickness. Doctors will often suggest that their patients head for the mountains where they can breathe the clear, fresh air. Heeding such advice, the valley dwellers leave their homes among the marshes and the fever mists to inhale the bracing elements upon the hills.

    It is to such an exploit of climbing that I invite you this Morning the Spirit of God assist us to leave the mists of fear and the fevers of anxiety and all the ills that gather in this valley of earth, and to ascend the mountains of anticipated joy and blessedness. May God the Holy Spirit cut the cords that keep us here below and enable us to climb! We are too often like chained eagles fastened to the perch, and even worse, unlike the eagle, we begin to love our chain and might even, if it came to the test, be loath to have it snapped.

    May God now grant us grace and mercy and wisdom, if we cannot escape from the chain as to our flesh, yet to do so as to our spirits; and leaving the body, like a servant, at the foot of the hill, may our soul, like Abraham, reach the top of the mountain, so that we can enjoy communion with the Most High.

    Be blessed my sisters this blessed me! !

    verse 1 Proverbs 22

    verse 2 1 Thessalonians 1

  9. I LOVE how GOD uses YOU,i had to relize beating my self to the ground running around like the wind blowing aimlessly only tired me out making me resentful and anguished wondering when does my ship come in LORD,only to FOUND out that GOD intends for rest only those who take up his rest will receive it and PRAISE HONOR GLORY AND WORSHIP BE UNTO OUR BLESSED FATHER,i will REST in MY GOD.CONFIRMATION THANK YOU HOLY SPIRIT FOR THE DAUGHTER OF GOD kesha and all the servants that work hand in hand to deliver your on time word how sweet it is HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH AAAMEN

  10. I really needed this, i never give myself rest, help me too love myself to take time out for myself. Injn Amen

  11. A very narrow view of many desperate casual low paid workers who are too scared to ask for their rights due to being allocated less shifts in favour of those who are so desperate they will work straight through. As Christians, we know loss due to those in high positions … Loss of prayer in schools… Loss of “merry Christmas” and that’s a small example

  12. Yes INDEEDπŸ’―πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜I absolutely πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜†second that Emotion🌷🌹🌸 DOTKβ—πŸ”πŸ‘‘πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’˜ So on time per usual β—πŸ’―PRAISE the LORDπŸ™‹πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰THANK YOU ❗❗ πŸ‘‘ πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸŽ

  13. We all need Rest, I can’t read my Bible unless I’m Rested. In order to maintain we need REST!!! Thank you God for Rest In Jesus Name Amen.

  14. God knows our needs!! He showed me today how much I need a rest and a break to have strength to go on. Our God is so faithful! Praise His Name!

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