Before You, Lord

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

I feel so tired, Lord. Help me to experience the peace you promise and the hope you offer. There seems to be a frantic race all around me as the days speed on toward Christmas. In addition to the hectic blur of the holiday season, the challenges I face and the obstacles along my path make me feel so drained. At this time of year, while so much is happening all around me, help me to rest in you. I am kneeling before you, Lord, placing my burdens at your feet. Thank you for the rest you give for my tired soul.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

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11 comments

  1. Do you see me next to you on my knees? This prayer could have come from the depths of my heart, too. Yes, may the Lord fill us up, and comfort the weary and broken places.


    GOD BLESS!

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  2. I find it ironic that we most need his rest during a season that we most want to focus on him. Thank you for this beautiful prayer. I know he will answer it for all of us who are willing to ask him for rest.

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  3. Amen!!

    Thanks for linking up with Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday! God bless!

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  4. I so agree, Lisa! It is a strange situation we find ourselves in at this time of year. But, God is always faithful...in fact, right after I prayed this prayer and posted it here, I felt His peace descending upon me. I had a restful night and this morning, I feel renewed! What a blessing!


    May you find peace in Him as well! Blessings, Joan

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  5. You're welcome! Thank YOU for hosting the great link-up! Blessings, Joan

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  6. Oh, yes, Sharon! I do! I know that we share some of the same challenges at this time in our lives, but we can always count on the Lord! He is forever faithful and will never leave our side! Blessings to you and may you feel God's peace as we share in the joy of Christ's birth!


    Blessings, Joan

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  7. Joan, I'm lifting you up in prayer. May God give you the rest and peace you are praying for. Much love to you dear friend.
    Merry Christmas,
    Beth

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  8. Ah! thank you, Beth! Things have been hectic...and my husband is even having a "just scheduled" surgery on Monday! Yes...2 days before Christmas! I am leaning heavily on God for strength and peace! thanks for your prayers!


    Blessings, Joan

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  9. Praying right along with you! So grateful that during these days of what is seemingly endless activity, He gives us rest! Blessings!

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  10. Thank you so much for the encouragement, Mary! I know that when we rely on Him, we are always conquerors!! I am trusting Him during this time and focusing on the many blessings that He has given! May you enjoy a blessed and joyful Christmas! Hey...you get to celebrate one day "early" since Christmas hits New Zealand first! Merry Christmas, Mary!!


    Blessings, Joan

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  11. Yes! Thank you -- He already has! It seemed the moment I penned those words in the prayer above, I could feel His peace returning! God is so good!


    Blessings, Joan

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