Today a friend of mine wrote on Facebook, “Sleep doesn’t help when it’s your soul that needs rest”.
I have been plagued with sleepless nights and a restless and burdened heart for weeks now. I know that when I need rest, not the kind sleep can heal, but the kind that needs a little something else. When I need rest I can climb into the pages of my Bible and find everything I need.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
I thank you for a heart that has the capacity to love.
But when my heart is burdened and the thoughts won’t stop coming.
When I can’t see the words written on the page through the tears.
Help me to find Your Word that is written on the tablet of my heart.
Help me to climb into Your open arms and draw comfort, rest, and strength from Your Word.
Give me that rest that the world doesn’t understand.
The rest that is afforded only to those who love you.
Give me the strength to walk through the storm.
And give me the comfort of knowing that healing is on it’s way.
I thank you for this heart that has the capacity to love.
And even for the pain that reminds me that I loved somebody well.
In the precious name of Jesus I pray,
That is my prayer for myself tonight and for any of you who need some help finding rest. Feel free to change it to fit your needs.
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