A Tme to Rest

As she was blow drying her hair she happened to catch a glimpse of herself in the mirror.

Suddenly she stopped drying her hair and took a closer look.

She didn’t like what she saw in her reflection today.

Instead of the young joyful person she used to be, today her reflection showed a worn out and tired looking old woman.

She suddenly realized what she saw in her reflection was for real… this was really her and YES she was truly exhausted!

How did she get to this place? When did she become so exhausted? And why did she look so old and worn out?? Not to long ago she was doing great. She even had pictures of herself that proved it. Not too long ago her outside appearance had shown a reflection of the joy she had felt on the inside.  But now as she looked in the mirror today her outside reflection was showing a totally different person.

When had it happened? Could it really be possible that in such a short amount of time her life had changed so drastically? The answer to that question was yes.  In the blink of an eye the way she saw her world had changed.  She used to think she was ready for this sort of thing, but from the way she was feeling inside and now  in looking at her reflection in the mirror she didn’t like what she was seeing.

Looking at her reflection she realized her outward appearance reflected the downward spiral she was on. When had she given up? This wasn’t the sort of person she was. She had never been a quitter but today she realized that’s exactly what she had done.

She had quit.

Somewhere along the line she unconsciously had made the decision to give up, but today she knew it was time to stand back up.

It was time to make a change but to change she had a new choice to make…

She could continue to be a victim to her circumstances and continue on this downward spiral, or she could make the decision to grab on to the hand that had been reaching out to help her.

Today she decided it was time to stop fighting alone, because fighting alone wasn’t doing anything at all except exhausting her.

Today she realized it was time for her to rest in the arms of the one who would help her fight this fight or better yet fight this fight for her.

It was time to stop worrying about what may or may not happen and instead live in this moment right here right now.

This moment may still be hard and yes it may still be painful, but she didn’t have to live in it alone.

Today she was tired but she finally knew it was time…

Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.

Today it was time for her to REST in the arms of her Savior.

Are you going through a hard time right now? Is life making you tired? Or maybe you have already given up? You don’t have to go through any of this alone.  Jesus is waiting for you. You can take his hand or if you want to you can dive into His arms.  Both are open wide and He is ready to help you, all you have to do is come….  Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28

Terri Siebert

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4 thoughts on “A Time to Rest

  1. A wonderful uplifting and reassuring message T and yes I have been there in the bondage of despair and hopelessness with me it was because of sin but Jesus rescued me.

    Yes I was very good at putting on a Happy face and saying what others wanted to hear so I would be accepted but the mask had to come off, it was ugly, it was a lie and Satan used it to get a foothold in my life, what others thought of me was more important than what God did and so sin had me in its evil and cruel clutches but I came to my senses and repented and was set free from sin’s slavery and bondage, than God asked a question and it touched my heart greatly…….

    Psalm 94:16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?(KJV)

    Thank you T you are a blessing – Anne.

    • Thank you Anne for sharing your own story. God is so faithful and Good! I also want to thank you for the scripture that is one to always remember. Thanks for coming by Anne, you are a blessing too!

  2. I’m sorry you are going through hard times right now, Terri. This too shall pass. Rest in Him. He loves you. Do not give up!! Is there anything I can do? Keep your eyes on Him. Love you.

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