1. It’s hard to quiet the mind and give myself the emotional rest that I need. Currently, I have been carrying the weight of lack of finances, for a daughter who is getting married in just 8 weeks. I know that God will provide. He always comes through. So why do I continue to worry? I need to quiet my mind, give it over to Him, and allow myself this much needed rest.

    1. Yes, it is so hard to surrender those things that we really want to fix! Praying for you friend, that you find that emotional release that you need. Hopefully you can find 20 minutes to yourself; to sit in a warm bath, go for a long drive by yourself, or sit on the front porch in the stillness of the day. And when you go back to real life maybe you’ll discover that you can leave those stresses behind. That is my wish for you.

  2. Thank you Jennifer…I *really* needed to see this post AND Hannah’s post this morning! I linked this post to my weekly roundup.

    *Sigh* once again…love your visual image of squeezing the decisions stones so tightly they turn to powder.

    1. Thank you Johnlyn, you are such a wonderful encouragement. I just recently discovered Hannah and I’m always inspired by her thoughts. You may be interested in reading her post on why she stayed in the church, it’s pretty thought provoking. I was thinking about you as I wrote part of this post, imagining you on one of your walks. 😉

  3. How beautiful. I struggle so very much with emotional turmoil and desire very much the rest of which you speak. I just have a tendency to hang on way too tightly, time to let go 🙂

    1. I can imagine Lindsey, you must feel responsible for so much. Yet I imagine you have to release things to Him all the time, so in one sense you’ve gotta be kind of a pro at this. It must be a fine line to walk, trying to be responsible where you need to be and at the same time trying to let go of the things you have no control over. Whew! Makes me tired just thinking about it. 😉 You are such a dear friend and strong woman of God. All that exercise and getting healthy you’re doing will help with emotional rest too. I was actually on the elliptical when God breathed these truths to me, lol. I LOVE my workouts lately!!!

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