Wednesday, 18 January 2012


Matthew 11:28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

I have been going through a bit of a tough time lately. I felt overwhelmed, burdened, tired and a bit down. I've felt it before at times, but it was affecting my day to day and despite prayer I felt awful. After a long time of trying to just hold it all together I spoke to a few of my friends and sought counsel of others on the matter. As I opened up and revealed my time of difficulty and weakness I was amazed at what was revealed to me. It was so beautiful that I found myself thanking God for this hard time. I found comfort in friends, healing in confessing my weakness in coping and Gods love overflowing. Admitting that I was not 'fine' allowed others to share their similar experiences and we were able to join forces to offer advice and support to one another. We chewed over the word together, shared tips and ideas on how to alleviate stress and anxiety. God spoke to me on practical issues of resting and meditating. I was so busy trying to do it all myself, that I had missed out of a wealth of strength from others. I realised something during this time also,that God  doesn't remove the pain or difficulty, but he gets in there with you. He makes you understand that he died so he could hold your hand and BE your strength in the difficulty, your LIGHT in the dark times.
Sometimes he may just get rid of the problem, but I'm learning that mainly, he walks with you through it. He shepherds us through difficult terrain and steers us to calmer waters, he leads us to higher ground where we are safe and can find rest.
To know God is not to have a trouble free life, but he has overcome the world, so will help you be an overcomer in it too. Holding his hand, as a child does her daddy.

'When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.'
 Isaiah 43:2

It is important that we are real with each other, that we have courage to admit when we are struggling, to be able to lean on as well as leaned upon. 
Rest in hard times and meditate on Gods faithfulness and goodness.

I found a place where you can download a few tracks of free soaking worship music here:

Try some of the above next time you feel overwhelmed!
Bless you.

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Cathie x said...

Beautifully put Becky xx It's so nice to be able to come through these hard times with a lesson learned, bonds strengthened and more personal and spiritual growth x

Rebekah said...

Thanks Cathie-As you know you were one of those special people who really made me see the beauty in weakness. God bless you in your walk. xx

cathie x said...

Xx :)


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