by Emily Conrad
In myself and in many of my friends–both writers and not–I see widespread weariness like I’ve never seen before.
So, in my post for Seriously Write this month, that’s where I focused. I did angle it for writers, but I think the message applies to us all, both writers and not.
After all, as believers, Jesus is the answer, no matter the area of ministry we’re involved in. He promises rest, so I dug into one instance when the disciples needed rest to see what I could learn and how it might apply today.
If you’ve been feeling weary, I hope you’ll click through. I pray you’ll find some relief in reading it, as I did in writing it. This blog is for women of faith, so if you’re here and weary but not a writer, try substituting the word “woman” for “writer” as you read.
By the way, you may have noticed I’ve been blogging less. I’m working on other projects that I hope to share with you in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
Jesus promises His followers rest. Reflecting on one instance when the disciples #rest to see what we can learn and apply to our lives today. via – @emilyrconrad
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So on point, Emily! As I studied “rest” as my word of the year last year, I quickly learned that biblical rest was more about trusting in God than relaxation. So much of it is really an act of surrender, whether we’re worried, overwhelmed, or just going to sleep.
I love that this resonates with something that you've been learning, too, Kendra! May we all learn to better preform that act of surrender!
One of my favorite verses is The Message version of Psalm 131 that reads, "I've cultivated a quiet heart". There's a shortage of these around today! I love the picture of a weaned child resting in their mother's arms. Great post!
Thanks, Mary! That's a great verse and such an important thing to cultivate!