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I have always loved the word “rest.” Just speaking the word gives me a good feeling. I love the word even more when it is linked with another of my favorite words: “restoration.” I really believe that restoration comes THROUGH rest. So, “rest” becomes pretty important, in the grand scheme of things.
Trials and burdens of late have conspired to make me tired. So, naturally, I have recently been especially drawn to every devotional thought, every Scripture that I see, that has to do with rest and restoration. God has placed two specific devotionals in my Inbox during the last week: “Learn to Rest” by Wendy Blight and “Space to Exhale” by Lysa TerKeurst (both of Proverbs31.org).
Wendy wrote, “It’s easy to hide our exhausted souls. On the outside we may appear well-organized, emotionally stable, and put together. But on the inside we are often hopelessly overwhelmed and completely stressed out. The remedy for our weariness will not be found in a nap but in God alone.”
I like that.
There will likely be more art on this theme in the days to come, but today I finished an art journal project that I began while taking the “Art of Spring” class with Junelle Jacobsen. Having already sketched the window, I used “rest” as the theme to finish the pages.
Yes, my soul,
Find rest in God;
Comes from Him.