Isn't it a relief when we admit to ourselves that we can't do everything? The past few weeks have been another of those times in my life when I knew some things had to go, I couldn't do everything, I needed to turn things over to God!
The message that Middle School Pastor Brooklyn Lindsey delivered a couple of Sundays ago was just what I needed to hear...How to Find Rest in God!
Brooklyn is a mom herself of two little ones and she can relate to the fact that we all need rest...emotional and spiritual! She shared how we get caught up in the make it happen lifestyle and forget to rely on God. It's not about removing yourself from circumstances or lowering expectations, but rather it's about surrendering the outcomes to Him...acknowledging that He is greater and I am less...give Him the credit!
Psalm 131 shows us how to find rest in Him.
1. Recognize your limits.
Lord, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I don’t concern myself with matters too great or too awesome for me to grasp. Psalm 131:1 (NLT)
2. Cultivate a quiet heart.
Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself... Psalm 131:2 (NLT)
3. Be content as you grow in faith.
...like a weaned child who no longer cries for its mother’s milk. Yes, like a weaned child is my soul within me. Psalm 131:2 (NLT)
4. Put your hope in the Lord.
O Israel, put your hope in the Lord— now and always. Psalm 131:3 (NLT)
Wait, __________ (fill in the blank with your name), for God. Wait with hope. Hope now; hope always!
Brooklyn shared this amazing story of love and hope for others. The power of what can happen when we "Don't worry about being religious. Take time to respond to God, relinquish control, and find rest!"
What outcomes do you need to surrender to God?