Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Opposite Side of Rest

Sometimes we think we need rest just to

But today I had a prayer request come through that struck me profoundly. The request was for rest to build strength for the next round. Now for this person, it meant the next round of chemo. Often for us, though, it means the next difficult trial whether that is chemo or getting past a hurdle at work that has been especially draining.

We think that if we rest, that means the trial is finally over.

Another purpose for resting is to rebuild and renew in order to gather strength for the battle ahead. When we continually chug forward without taking time to recharge, there isn't the fuel to successfully meet the challenge.

So today I'd like to suggest we all take a short time out to build strength for what is to come.



Eileen Astels Watson said...

Fabulous suggestion! I think for a Sunday, that's especially wise to do!

Cathy Bryant said...

Thanks, Angie, for allowing God to speak through you to me. I needed to hear this message today.

Many blessings,

Tess said...

I'm planning a personal writers retreat this coming weekend and plan on having lots of rest incorporated. It rejuvenates. It refreshes the muse. It helps me not be so short tempered...good stuff :)