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Five Minutes of Rest

Time for 5-Minute-Friday with the awesome people hanging over at Lisa-Jo’s today. Here’s the drill.

Today’s topic: Rest


In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength . . .  Isaiah 30:15

Repentance and rest. Salvation. Quietness and trust. Strength.

It started with this verse — my Friday morning. I was looking for a promise that I’d found yesterday. One in Isaiah about how God longs to be gracious to me. I’d made it into a picture and hung it on the wall to remind us that He loves to give us good gifts. Longs to fill us with only amazing.

Then my eyes found this verse. A promise for deliverance from the crap and the pulling and the heavy of this expecting that I’ve come to habitually put on myself. And my family, too, if I am to be brutally honest.

Expecting on anyone but God Himself brings anything but rest. Anything but deliverance.

So I write out the verse in my green leather journal. I bank on the promise that I will find rest if only I will pick up my expecting and move it over to Him. And rest in the gift of right now and real hope.


4 Thoughts on “Five Minutes of Rest

  1. love this … that great need to lean into Him instead of leaning on everyone else, expecting them to give us what we so badly need. thanks!

  2. Very nicely done.

  3. Oh, goodness! I needed to read this, Bria! I get so caught up in my expectations and then ride the emotional roller coaster when they are not met. What an incredible reminder that this expecting leads to unrest- and not at all what Jesus desires for us. Thank you, friend! Have a GREAT weekend!!!

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