Friday, March 15, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Rest

Hey Hey Bloggy!

Time for Five Minute Friday. I am linking up with Tales from a Gypsy Mama. Today our word is REST.


Crap. I think the LORD is up to something. 

It started last Sunday at the sermon my Pastor was giving about trying to fill our God Shaped Hole with something other than God. At the end he quoted Psalm 62:5 "My soul finds rest in God alone". At the time I thought, 'wow, how true is that! I am trying to fill my God Shaped Hole with Baby, Husband, Chocolate, Coffee when the only thing that can give me the True Rest I am looking for is God'. 

Then I went about my Sunday. 

Wednesday rolls around and I see this picture shared on my Facebook Feed:
Photo: I read this verse at the beginning of the day yesterday, not knowing I would really need to hear it at the end.

Exhaustion, emotions, hormones, and situations can really throw us for a doozy some days. A mountain becomes a molehill. Words get exaggerated into something they weren't meant to be. Feelings get hurt, and you are left a hot mess-- disappointed and frustrated with those around you. 

But our hope must not be in our husbands, our friends, our co-workers, childeren, or even the scale! It's in God alone. And that's where we find true REST for the soul. I am so thankful for scripture to guide me when I'm exhausted and my emotions/hormones are out of whack and am thankful for a Savior who hears and comes close at my time of need!

I reposted it and wrote "Maybe its time I really listen...'
But then the baby threw a fit.

And now REST just happens to be the word for FMF?? Yup. God is up to something, and He needs me to listen!

I am a mommy. But I am also an introvert. Having to hold baby and play and rock all day is exhausting to me. I need downtime to recoup. I need rest. I try to fill my tank again with Netflix, reading blogs, reading books, doing puzzles.....but perhaps I will never truly feel rested again until my soul can find rest in God alone.

I may be slow but I am not dumb. God is trying to get me to notice, so... I NOTICE GOD! And this time, I am not looking away.


Five Minute Friday


  1. Loved this friend you hearing God's voice throughout the week... I would concur He is giving you a glimpse into His heart for you! Praying that you will find the time in HIM to feel refreshed and relaxed.

    1. Thank you so much! I am really seeing the work of God in tangible ways and I LOVE it!

  2. Love it! Definitely sounds like God is telling you something--awesome that you recognized it and excited to see what He does when you listen!

    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by!


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