As we navigate the challenges of our busy lives, I wanted to share some thoughts on creating rhythms of rest centered explicitly around our time with the Lord.
The Rush of Life: A Common Struggle
Amidst the busy and chaotic nature of our everyday lives, filled with various activities and tasks, we often find ourselves caught up in the rush. With the numerous demands on our time and energy, it’s common to feel overwhelmed. As a faith-based mental health counselor, I’ve witnessed firsthand the impact that stress and anxiety can have on our overall well-being. Today, I invite you to join me in exploring the art of intentional rest, especially during the busiest seasons.
The Power of Stillness
Amid our chaotic schedules, there’s a beautiful promise in Psalm 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God.” Taking a cue from this wisdom, let’s carve out intentional moments of stillness and reflection. Consider setting aside a few minutes each day to be in the presence of the Lord, allowing His peace to wash over you.
Practical Steps to Cultivate Rest
- Morning Moments: Begin your day with a few minutes of quiet reflection and prayer. It can set a positive tone for the day ahead.
- Midday Breaths: Take short breaks throughout your busy day to pause, breathe deeply, and reflect on God’s goodness.
- Evening Reflection: Before bedtime, reflect on the day with gratitude. Acknowledge the moments of joy and entrust your worries to God.
Drawing inspiration from Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV): “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Finding rest in Him is not just a suggestion, but an invitation we willingly accept.
In the journey of managing stress and anxiety, incorporating these rhythms of rest can make a significant difference. May you find solace in the presence of the One who offers proper rest and peace.
If you resonate with these ideas or have any questions, I’m here to support you on your journey to wellness. Feel free to reach out, and let’s cultivate a community that embraces the beauty of intentional rest.