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    1. Me too, Kathryn! It brings a whole new meaning to finding rest for our weary souls, doesn’t it? I’m glad you stopped by to read it. May you also find rest and restoration in Him. Bless you, friend.

    1. Thank you, Anastasia. I love the way God inspires me to write even when I feel exhausted! So pleased you found something to bless you in this post. 🙂

  1. He gives us so much more than we deserve! My heart filled reading your words this morning, JOY! I’m going to work on some of those things on your list today – blessings!

    1. Yes He does! June, I’m grateful that God gave me some words to inspire you with today, because I always come away inspired whenever I visit your site. Have a blessed weekend, my friend.

  2. How I can relate to feeling physically inadequate! It’s hard to be a mom who can barely move and who is bed bound until her back improves. You’ve inspired me – rather than feel low today I will choose to write about His touch on my life! Blessings to you!

    1. Carrie, I’m so sorry to hear how you’re struggling in this way with your health. I’ve found that my focus and attitude really do affect the tone of the day and influence how well (or otherwise) I cope with weakness, fatigue and pain. May you be lifted by a deepening sense of God’s presence and His continual goodness and grace for every circumstance we face. Praying for you.

  3. I’m so sorry you’re having an especially rough time today, Joy. Praying God will fill you with His strength and peace!

    “He wants our overwhelming focus to be more on His generous offering to us than stressing over our response to Him, to rest in His sufficiency and grace alone.” This especially pulled me in today. I love the Matthew verse translation. May we “Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.”

    1. Trudy, I am so grateful for your faithful prayers and compassionate understanding on this journey. Thank you, dear friend. May you also live more lightly and freely in God’s “unforced rhythms of grace.” Bless you. x

  4. The message this weekend at my writing conference has focused on rest. One session I visited yesterday was about burnout and you describe it well above. God does see everything about us and we do deserve to give Him our all. The days that are hardest are the ones that we can do our best work for God if we choose to surrender it all to Him. Thank you for words that affirm everything else I am hearing this weekend.

    1. Mary, that sounds like such a needful word to hear. Rest is an essential part of our well-being, our physical, emotional and spiritual wholeness. May you continue to hear those whispered words of grace ministering to you this weekend. I’m touched and humbled to be a small part of the process God is using to lead you closer to His quiet waters. Thinking of you. Blessings and love.

  5. I could have written this post myself. I know I am on the verge of burnout, but I believe the Lord is already helping me to ward that off. It’s so important to rest and in our resting believe that we still have much to offer to God. Perhaps offering Him our rest is the most important.

    1. Barbie, I know where you are coming from because I have been on the verge of burnout many times and needed to heed its warning signs. May you continue to rest well in the Lord and be given all the wisdom you need to make wise choices in this season. And may He grant you peace as you rest and offer it all to Him. Nothing is ever wasted in His hands. Praying for you, my friend.

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