Posted by: Pure Glory | 03/22/2020

Rest And Refreshment

by Hazel Straub

In this new season, a choice of how to live confronts us. Either choose faith in God or to fear a disease and exist in dread of what may never come. Fear robs one of the enjoyment of today because of what is feared. It is a choice how we react to the circumstances.

The Lord, calls to all who are weary and heavy laden, to come to him, cast the cares on him. Because of governmental restrictions, our busy lives have become quieter. This is a time of rest, from all the traffic, socializing, frantic activity and busyness. Spend time with God, thank and praise him for his goodness and love! Rest and refresh, as you focus on the Lord!

Unconditionally surrender, let go of your expectations and agenda, and relinquish control to God. Slow down, quiet down, bow down, calm down and listen. Quietness and trust gives strength, as you yield to the Lord.

Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail). (Isaiah 55:22 AMPC)

Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. (1 Peter 5L7 AMPC)

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  1. This is a powerful and comforting message for all those who are stressed out in these challenging times.

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  2. Amen.


  3. The Word of God through the “sayings” of Jesus that are a SURE THING, is food indeed to strengthen and protect us from all the things in the world that come from the “thief who only comes to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus came, comes and is continuing to come to give us resurrection life when we lay down our old lives and receive Christ’s glorious, victorious Life!!!!!!! The Holy Spirit is drink indeed! life and Spirit of the Word, a Sword of the Spirit to slay all viruses and remove evil with the rod of the King of kings and Lord of lords! strengthen your immunity through Christ and Christ in you: righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit! the Kingdom of God and His righteousness! The Joy of the Lord is our strength! thank you Jesus!!!!!!!

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  4. Wonderful message. Thank you.

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    • You are welcome, Sandra. Enjoy your rest and refreshment!


  5. I am so aware that God is using this season to really reboot my life for the work He has for me in the future. I am thanlful for these moments of quiet.

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    • Yes, God is in a season of reset that includes deep repentance to get in divine alignment. It is a time of enforced Sabbath rest. Quiet is good.

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  6. My fate was always in my father’s hands. He has preserved me death too many times for me to worry now. But, there’s a fine line. I do what a man can and trust Jesus to do what only God can.

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    • Resting in Jesus and laying down the burdens is big. It is much easier to trust God. Blessings!

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