Rest For The Weary

Elizabeth Rosner

March 27, 2016

Rest For The Weary

Elizabeth Powell Rosner


Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart, And do not rely on your own insight or understanding, In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]. Proverbs 3:5-6

Are you weary from striving?  This question from Rebekah Lyons’ new release, You are Free, struck a chord in me.  My first thought was that I no longer strive, acknowledging my former ways.  Upon further inspection, however, I found that there are still lingering patterns of this in my life.  Striving is like a kudzu vine, it propels and penetrates, overtaking areas when allowed to grow unfettered.

When I am weary, I pray, “Jesus, be near.” The passage from Proverbs is immediate balm to my battered soul.  It points me to the paradox of freedom in submission. In Him, I am free.  I do not have to rely on my own limited understanding. I do not have to figure it all out. I am not responsible for removing all the obstacles.

So what are my responsibilities?  To seek Him.  To rely confidently on the Lord with all my heart. 

Every burden I attack with this verse is instantaneously laid down.  I can physically feel myself lay it down.  The release is blissful.

Jesus, I have been amazed to see how my desires align with Your ordained promises when I seek You and not the things of this world.  I love You Jesus! AMEN

BIBLICAL TRUTH

Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart, And do not rely on your own insight or understanding, In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]. Proverbs 3:5-6

STAY GLAMOROUS

Practice laying your burdens down by saying No to at least one thing per day. If you free yourself up from outside distractions, it will help you to focus on the most important person–you!

RESOURCES

Read, “You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are” by Rebekah Lyon

As an aside, I read many books on Audible.com.  My new favorite genre is authors reading their own work. Rebekah reads her book and it is phenomenal! It adds another dimension to the experience.

GLAMTALK

What areas are weighing you down?  In what ways are you carrying too much? In what ways are you seeking to be set free?

 

 

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