If you're reading this post, you're probably winding down, ending your day, leaving today's tasks in today and tomorrow's tasks in tomorrow. Before you continue reading, just take a deep breath and soak in the fact that you are, indeed, winding down. So relax. Actually wind down when you're winding down. Light a candle, drink some tea, whatever it is that you do when you read. This post will mean more to you if you chill out. Feel the peace.
So, if you know me personally or if you avidly read my blog, you know that I struggle with anxiety. It has been almost a year since I've successfully addressed that, and I'm doing really great. But even still, I have moments, just like everyone, where I get flustered, stressed, and even panicked at little things that throw off my day. You will also know about me that I am the biggest dreamer ever, which is both a blessing and a curse. I'm often overwhelmed because I try to over-plan my life, and I love imagining what it will be in the future, instead of wholeheartedly giving that job to God and seizing my present moment. Because you are a human, you can relate. I'm going to share with you some bible verses and quotes that have really resonated with me in helping me with these challenges of accepting things as they happen to us.
Worship Me only. I am King of kings and Lord of lords, dwelling in unapproachable Light. I am taking care of you! I am not only committed to caring for you, but I am also absolutely capable of doing so. Rest in Me, My weary one, for this is a form of worship.
Though self-flagellation has gone out of style, many of My children drive themselves like racehorses. They whip themselves into action, ignoring how exhausted they are. They forget that I am sovereign and that My ways are higher than theirs. Underneath their driven service, they may secretly resent Me as a harsh taskmaster. Their worship of Me is lukewarm because I am no longer their First Love.
My invitation never changes: Come to Me, all you who are weary, and I will give you rest. Worship Me by resting peacefully in My Presence.
1 Timothy 6: 15-16
Isaiah 55: 8 -9
Revelation 2: 4
Matthew 11: 28