Rest and Resiliency

When did this load become so heavy?

I’ve been picking up speed and gathering stones 

Forgetting the place I can set them all down.

Ignoring the fact that I don’t walk alone.

Why do I try to solve all my problems?

I get lost in a world of my doubts and my fears

Forgetting Your plans are always for me

Ignoring the truth that you keep track of my tears.

If I walked alone I’d surely succumb 

My hands would grow tired  

My heart would go numb

But I know a place where I find my rest

There’s joy and peace in Your unequaled love.

When did my hope fail and desert me?

My throat has grown dry 

I’m not quenching my thirst 

Forgetting that rivers flow from my God 

Ignoring His Kingdom must surely come first. 

Tina W.

September 22, 2021


We can give Jesus our Burdens

“Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis.  Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear.” 

Matthew 11:28-30 (The Passion Translation) 

He Is Merciful Towards Us

“You have taken account of my wanderings. Put my tears in Your bottle—are they not in Your book? Then my enemies will retreat on the day I cry for help. By this I will know that God is on my side.”

Psalm 56:8-9 (Berean Study Bible) 

Seek God’s Will First 

“Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.”

Matthew 6:33 (New Century Version)

And Rise on Wings like Eagles (Risiliency) 

“Why would you ever complain, O Jacob, or, whine, Israel, saying, “God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening? God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch His breath. And He knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.

Isaiah 40:31 (The Message)

(Photo credit goes to Pixabay user sasint.)

16 thoughts on “Rest and Resiliency

  1. I love the fact that we can hand our burdens over to the Lord. It is a comforting thought. Although I confess I am not good at actually doing it. I am learning. Thank you for the encouragement. ♥️

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  2. This is truly a stupendous post of strength to be gathered from the source of all energy in heaven and on earth.Yes the world itself seems to be tired or wearied so we all need to be strong to carry on with the task of bringing joy to the hopeless and peace of the prince of love who began his journey from the stable to Calvary.Thank you very much for sharing such lovely post.God bless.Take care.,,🙏💐

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    1. Thank you so much Francis. Very kind of you. These are wearing times, but thankfully God holds onto us and gives strength to the weary. May we turn to Him for our rest and resiliency. God Bless you as well. Take care. 🙂🙏

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  3. Tina, I agree it is easy to become distracted and overwhelmed with worldly cares until we learn to let go and understand God’s got it, realizing that nothing can stand against the power of our Lord! I am a work in progress some days; I do better than others in letting go and letting God.
    Good post, and scripture I really liked the poem Hungry also.
    Blessings! 💗✨💐🌺 Merry Christmas!🎄🎄

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    1. Oh, did you see my Hungry post? 😆 I accidentally posted it when I was scheduling it. I’ve never scheduled blog posts before. But I’ve been tired lately and thought I would try it out. That post is scheduled for next week. 🙂 Thanks Jeanne. Merry Christmas to you as well. 🌲🌲🌲🌲💕

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      1. Sorry, I rescheduled it again. I realized I needed to fit a bit of Jesus birth in before Christmas! Hungry is rescheduled for next week unless there’s a different plan. It will be posted! Thank Jeanne I hope your Christmas is merry and bright! 💗💕🎄😊

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  4. I am glad he reminds us and we have knowledge of what he has already done for us! We are still here, by his mercy and grace! When I am weak God is strong! Thanks for the confessional poem and the transition to spiritual truths that say “Tony” relax don’t be Martha today, be like Mary and sit at the Lord’s feet!

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    1. Hi Tony! Yes, I can so relate to needing that “Don’t be like Martha today!” I’m not good at resting. I’m much more skilled at fussing, fretting and fearing. There’s still work to be done in me. Have a Merry Christmas!

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