Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
Happy Friday! 🤗 Anybody else as excited about November, the way that I am???!!! And what about that Uncomfortable Series that Pastor Craig pushed forth! Mannnn! God was all up in our mess wasn’t He?!?! I know He was in mine! Even in this post I feel that the notion of discomfort plays a huge role in us surrendering all to find Rest In God!!!
In this quest for more of God, I am extremely convinced that most things In our lives are meant to be faced head on. There are times where things are placed in our paths just so we can cry out to God. God is on a quest for us to receive more of Him. He tends to find, at times, unconventional ways to make sure we are driven to find rest and assurance in Him. God has said over and over in His Word that we need to come to HIM, seek HIM, rely on HIM, submit to HIM, and find rest in HIM! As uncomfortable as most of those things are, God desires to comfort us through them all.
There are things in our lives that can trigger either good or bad memories and during those moments we have to submit those memories, emotions, thoughts and all to God so that He can help us to deal with them accordingly. There have been things that have triggered emotions in my life this week and although smiles were on my face through those memories, the enemy was gone try to get in where he THOUGHT he could fit in. Trick no good! 😉🤗 Instantly when those emotions hit, I made it a point to surrender to God and allow Him to deal with me accordingly. My sister asked me did I submit “that” to God and me being me, I didn’t at the time because it didn’t seem to be that big of an issue. See… this is why we need them God ordained friendships and connections. God will use them to help you with a whole shift perspective and they will see things from a God space that you may not have been able to see at the moment. Anyway…the next morning those thoughts were triggered at a high degree. I mean for hours I cried uncontrollably because those emotions were everywhere. I knew God had everything under control though, but I knew I needed to REST! Resting in God for me, was submitting those thoughts to God. It was reaching out to those I know could send a prayer up to let them know that I am NOT okay! And that’s OKAY! (Come back next week for the remainder of this topic).
For me and so many of you, it can be difficult to process emotions and we tend to hold everything in and keep going. Hence the energizer bunny. 🤷🏾♀️ I was in that space the day before. Just going and going and letting everything build up. I didn’t have time to process those emotions. They were just emotions right?!?!? They had no bearing on anything?!?! Butttttttt, that’s where I was WRONG. I needed to submit them to God and allow Him to deal with it and ME accordingly. AND I DID JUST THAT! Those days I had been triggered with my emotions led me to seek God for REST! Although one was such an amazing memory, it triggered other emotions, I had no idea were even there. God’s Rest is different for the each of us. I was able to pour out to God and allow His Word, which is His Voice (Thanks Pastor C) to comfort me. I was able to worship through song, regardless as to what my voice sounded like! I was able to pray and let God know exactly how I felt! I felt like a little kid spilling all the beans. And you know what. I may have felt a serious relief that I’ve never experienced before. God was able to speak to me through it all! I felt a peace I hadn’t felt in a while.
I know in our moments of being triggered or just in our moments of being “tired” we can find it hard to actually submit those burdens to God, but He tells us to bring all burdens to Him. It’s not for us to determine whether those issues are too big or too little for God. That’s why we aren’t God. If we continue to have this mindset and perspective, we miss the opportunity for God’s Glory to shine through. November and December are tough months for so many due to absence of family for whatever reason they are absent and more than anything this is the time for us to draw near to God and allow His Rest to encapsulate us.
It’s okay to Rest in God! It’s okay to be your true and authentic self before God. I mean duhhhhh, He made you. 🙌🏾💛 So He already knows how you’re going to come to Him, anyhow. Instead of running to whatever you’ve ran towards before to fill the void and strain in your life, run into the arms of God and let Him know the depths of your heart so that He can fill you with the depths of His Love. He’s waiting for you to come to Him for Rest!
Love you all!
Very encouraging and very inspiring, Thank You For Sharing. Amen.
This was good! We don't always recognize that the frustration we feel is caused by not resting in God. We have to submit it all!! Thank you for the reminder!!
Resting in God for me, was submitting those thoughts to God. It was reaching out to those I know could send a prayer up to let them know that I am NOT okay! And that’s OKAY! (Come back next week for the remainder of this topic).