Not just the sleep-kind - although those naps are perfectly delightful as well!
But the deep-down soul rest that comes from
abiding in God
and treasuring those around me.
There is an all-out war for our energy and attention. Diverted and easily exhausted, I am left feeling depleted and discouraged. I get to the end of the day and ask, LORD, was I a wise steward of my energy? Of my hope? Of my affections? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. And so I reflect and rest and try again.
It was only 21 months ago that we started waiting for tests and results and appointments and information. Sleep was rough and rest was almost impossible. However, time and again these words came to mind....
I will lie down and sleep in peace,
for you alone,
make me dwell in safety.
~ Perfect rest ~