Headache and muscle soreness are hard to bear today. I got a call from a client in panic over something they need me to take care of right away. Have 2 other jobs I need to finish today as well. Feeling like I just want to close out the world. But I realize that is just me trying to push away all that is uncomfortable and not deal with the realities of my life. We all have things that are hard and want to shut them out, but it doesn’t point me in the direction I need to be going nor does it make the stress go away by ignoring it.
So devotional was spot on for me today….
Come to Me, and rest in My loving Presence. You know that this day will bring difficulties, and you are trying to think your way through those trials. As you anticipate what is ahead of you, you forget that I am with you—now and always. Rehearsing your troubles results in experiencing them many times, whereas you are meant to go through them only when they actually occur. Do not multiply your suffering in this way! Instead, come to Me, and relax in My Peace. I will strengthen you and prepare you for this day, transforming your fear into confident trust.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
“No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you… Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
—Joshua 1:5, 9
See The Beauty
A beautiful winery I used to work at a few years back:
This was such a beautiful place to work. They had sheep in the field that greeted me every morning I drove in with a “He-e-e-e-y” I would sometimes just watch them out my office window.
On my days off we would sometimes boat over to the winery for some lovely wine and delicious triple cream brie. It was a blessed place to work and I will always be grateful to have experienced it. The lavender festival after party was a beautiful experience. The people became like family. Although the winery has closed, my heart holds onto the love I have for this special place. Beautiful.