Get Busy Resting

September 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Family

Sitting is a rare occurrence for moms. It seems there’s always a mess to clean up, dishes to wash, dinner to cook, laundry to wash, dry, fold, iron, put away…and never mind any responsibilities outside the home! Moms get little time to rest, but we’re supposed to.  We know it. Bewildered by the absurdity of when and how to rest, we keep toiling, striving, trying to get it all done—only to find that it never ends.

Yet, we’re supposed to rest. We know it. So, how do we take a break in the midst of the chaos?

When the kids ask 14 questions in the car, we can breathe a prayer asking God to help us answer patiently. While stirring a pot, we can be still and know that He is there. When worry invades our thoughts as deadlines loom, our eyes can move from the pressure, and focus on Jesus—our helper, sustainer, and strength.

I’m not yet at the end of this life lesson, able to look back after successfully learning to rest. I’m a work in progress. But, I am on this journey, learning how to rest, not just by taking a load off in the nearest chair. I'm beginning to rest in Him—the Author of my days.

Won’t you join me? We were never meant to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders.

AUTHOR QUOTE: Even in the hubbub of life, we can find rest in His arms.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,” Matthew 11:28 KJV.

Today’s devotion is by Sharon Lovejoy Autry. Sharon is the co-author of Mom and Loving It: Finding Contentment in REAL Life. She and her sister Laurie Lovejoy Hilliard make it a habit to share their joys and struggles with moms.

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