Are You Standing Out in the Storm?

Are You Standing Out in the Storm?

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2).

I remember a time when a situation in my life blew up and caused all sorts of emotions to soar high between myself and someone else. I felt defeated, rejected, alone, hurt, and angry.

As I wallowed in self-pity, God spoke something to my heart loud and clear…

“You have never learned to truly rest in Me. You know that I am your Shelter, but you have been choosing to stand out in the storm instead of coming to me for safety and rest. You have been choosing to stand out in the storm and complain that you are exhausted and weary. Give up and come inside! I will dry you off, and you will find the much-needed rest and shelter in Me that you need.” Read more

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Resting From the Inside Out

Resting From the Inside Out

It almost seems funny to talk about resting this time of year. Resting can seem like a nice idea, but not too realistic. Whether we’re talking about physically resting – or maybe even mentally or emotionally – both can seem daunting at times.

Do you know that there is a way for us to rest, despite what’s going on around us?

To be honest, this is something I am still working on. I can make the decision to rest physically when I need to, but resting my emotions and trusting them with God (instead of worrying or striving) can be a big challenge for me. I am a thinker, and my mind tends to run all day long.

How about you? Read more

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