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When You Just Need to Pause {Nourish Your Soul: Day 15}

So we’re halfway through October. Halfway through those 31 days we committed to nourishing our souls.

I am loving the challenge while at the same time finding it hard to not just cross each day off my list and forget the actual nourishing part. It’s tempting to just write about it rather than actually doing it.

I wonder if all these posts are actually helping you nourish your soul or if they make you a little bit hangry. I wonder if they add to the overwhelmed and make you feel like you just. can’t. keep. up.

Well, my friend, there is good news!

Today, we shall pause. Just catch our breath and soak in the truth that no matter how much we have to do, no matter how far behind we fall in any area of our lives, the One True and Holy God is totally on our side.


He wants to satisfy our souls with rest.

Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Mt 11:28)

That means no more bearing the weight of the world (or our family or our neighbors or our friend’s sister’s dog) on our shoulders. No more worrying about if we’re screwing this up. 

All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. (Mt 11:29)

Just Jesus. Just grace.

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. (Mt 11:30)

Today, we will find our rest in the trust. We will find our breath in the way of His Spirit. We will trust that He’ll lead us and show us every next step.

And we will trade in our large-and-in-charge attitudes for His easy and light hold.

So come and listen and wait and breathe and ask the God Who gives rest to let you bask in its comfort.

Come to Jesus. And rest.


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