Come and enter into the place of God's presence. Let Him take your cares, and burdens for a few minutes and come into His rest. Let Him refresh your spirit.Step through that portal between this earthly realm and the realm of the Spirit where He awaits you.
Here in the quiet, let Him breathe new life into your Spirit as God's peace settles upon your soul. His hands are extended to take your cares upon Himself for He cares for you. Allow the Holy Spirit to refresh you and minister His peace.
Can you feel that quiet enveloping your soul?
In His presence all fear is gone. In His presence the cares of this world diminish. In His presence the anxious thoughts are quieted. New perspective emerges as you rest from the striving.
Jesus said to His disciples, "Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is life not more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all of his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you?"
Having compassion on their weak understanding of how much the Father loved them , He said gently, I believe, "Oh! you of little faith! So do not worry saying 'what will I eat?' or 'what will I drink?' or 'what will I wear?' for the pagans run after these things, and your Heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all of these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." ~~Matthew 6:25-34
Take a minute to focus on His kindness. Consider some of His many blessings. Salvation is a good place to start. What are you most grateful for this day? Consider how He has demonstrated His faithfulness to you.
Let the Holy Spirit remind you of those personal blessings. Release worry to the care of your faithful God. Trust Him. Let those anxious thoughts flow into the river of forgetfulness. Let them be washed away now.
His plan from the beginning included every provision, every rescue, every protection that you would ever require. Nothing is too big for Him. Nothing is out of His jurisdiction or control. No circumstance in your life is a surprise to Him. Nor is He without a plan.
He is the Sovereign God who gave His life willingly for you. How much more is He willing to do in your behalf?
He committed to being your Father and to caring for you as His child. He will never leave you or forsake you. He is not a God who abandons His children. He will not leave you alone.
Consider His great love for you when He created you with the sole purpose of you becoming His companion and friend, His child. He loves you because He loves you, because He loves you, because that is who He is. You were created for the sole purpose of being loved by our radical relational God.
Come, Holy Spirit! Come, Comforter! Come, Power of the Living God! Bring your peace and your encouragement this day.
May the faithful Father enfold you with His amazing love. May He wrap you in His peace that passes understanding. May He pour out His hope and quicken your spirit to receive His rest now. May the Holy Spirit, impart the degree of faith required for this day, this time, this season. May the Lord show you, once again, His incredible faithfulness. May you walk through this day all wrapped up in God's loving presence, anticipating His amazing grace to be revealed, one moment at a time. May the favor of the Lord be on all that you do. May you know the Lord better at the end of this day, than you did at the the beginning.
Thank you, Father for your faithfulness to your children and your amazing demonstrations of love this day! In the name of your Son, Jesus!
If you have time, feel free to browse and find any bits of encouragement the Lord may have for you. There are nuggets hidden on every page. You are welcome to come back to this "Tent of Meeting" outside the camp, soon for another drink of Living Water. The Holy Spirit will greet you here 24/7. Have a blessed day!