Sometimes my worldly responsibilities and stress weigh heavily on my body and mind. I may feel the weight of the world on my shoulders or my mind may be bogged down with burdensome thoughts that dull my thinking and stifle my creativity.
Spending my energy that way is like praying for the things I don’t want to see happen. When I take steps to release the weight of my burdens, I find true rest.
I remember that rest is an essential aspect of self-care and not a luxury. I rest my body with deep, peaceful sleep. I rest my mind by reading inspirational writing. I rest my soul by entering the sanctuary of prayer and feeling my oneness with God. I breathe the breath of God, release all concerns, and deeply rest.
And I say, "O that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest."—Psalm 55:6