Resting in God’s Embrace
“I just really sensed the Lord say just sit with me. Just be with me.” – Brooke Ligertwood
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
– Matthew 11:28 NIV
In the midst of life’s chaos, when the weight of the world feels unbearable, there’s an invitation waiting for you. It’s an invitation not to do more, but to be more – to be present, to be still and to be with the One who crafted the universe but also cares intimately for your heart.
You are enough in God’s eyes, and in His presence, you will always find rest.
You might be juggling responsibilities, facing overwhelming challenges or simply feeling lost in the daily grind. But remember, God doesn’t demand more tasks or achievements from you. Instead, He beckons you into a sacred space of rest and connection. Just as Brooke Ligertwood felt the gentle nudge to simply “sit with” the Lord, you too are invited into this divine embrace.
Imagine the Creator of the Universe, with all its vastness and complexity, pausing just to be with you. It’s a humbling thought, isn’t it? Yet, that’s the depth of God’s love for you. He desires genuine connection, a relationship that goes beyond rituals and routines. He wants your heart, your worries, your joys and your dreams. And in return, He offers you His unwavering presence and the promise of rest.
So, what’s holding you back? Is it the fear of not doing enough? The guilt of past mistakes? Or perhaps the notion that you need to earn God’s love? Let go of these misconceptions. Embrace the truth that you are loved, valued and cherished by God, just as you are.
Today’s One Thing
Today, set aside just 10 minutes. Find a quiet space, free from distractions. Sit comfortably, close your eyes and imagine yourself in the presence of God. You don’t need to say anything. Just be. Feel His love enveloping you, His peace calming your storms and His strength rejuvenating your spirit.