Thursday, April 19, 2012

Take heart!

I thought I would have a little more time for blogging lately. I unfortunately was wrong. Maybe this weekend after we take our youth group to the youth rally things will be a tiny bit less busy.

Usually I'm an extremely upbeat, optimistic, bubbly person. But lately it's just been rough. I'm exhausted and have honestly been a little down. Yes, I'm SO BLESSED beyond measure and I'm involved in a lot of great things. I'm thankful for my job and all of my activities. I guess I'm just a little weary lately. 

And you know what? Being weary of this world and all that it throws at me and requires of me is not a bad thing necessarily. It makes me rely on Christ's strength and not my own. It makes me realize that this is not my home - my home is an eternal one in heaven. (Philippians 3:20-21)

It makes me rest in a promise like this one, which I have displayed to constantly remind me at home.


I pray that you can rest in this promise today too. No matter what our battles here on this earth are, we already have the victory in Christ.



14 comments:

  1. great verse! it always reminds me of my dad..it is one of his favorites!

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  2. I needed to hear this verse! What an awesome one :) I'm going through kinda a "rut" right now. Soo much to be thankful for, but yet I find myself caught up on this world's trials that I forget what I have to be thankful for. So, THANK YOU for this post :)

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  3. what a great verse. I have alot weighing on me right now and in hunting for the right decision I get overwhelemed. Hopefully I can use this in helping guide my prayers tonight

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  4. Thank you for this! I feel I've lately been experiencing the same kind of weariness so its so encouraging to now that besides Jesus pulling us, through other people are going through similar troubles. God bless! I'll be praying that God will revive your bubble! :)

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  5. Praying for you sweetie! Love you!

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  6. Love this. I needed it! Thank you!

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  7. Your post makes me think of this song. Enjoy! :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7G3tQKA2GSI

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  8. Love this verse. Thanks for sharing!

    On a not related note, I LOVE your chalkboard!

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  9. Thanks for the reminder that feeling weary or alone isn't always a bad thing but a push towards God and His strength!!
    I'm volunteering at a girl's retreat this weekend near High Point, NC! I pray for God to give you grace and energy for your youth retreat!!

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  10. I've been in a little down "funk" this week too. Thanks for this post. :)

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  11. praise God girl. This was a relate able post. Right to the core of what is happening in my lil life as well. but GOD is so good despite it all. And yes, this is not our home sis :)

    ♥CheChe

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  12. I just stumbled across your blog, and I'm so glad I found this! Such a good truth we need to remember. Thank you!

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  13. Thank you for this post...I've read and heard this verse over and over again but it never gets old!
    ...love that chalkboard too!

    Allison
    sweatpantshighheels.blogspot.com

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  14. Ashley, I am astounded. This has been "my verse" for the last few weeks as well. I kind of did a blogger double take when I came to your page and the more I read the more I realized holy cow! This girl and I have SO much in common. Thank you for being such a bright light for Christ! I too am a newly wed 23 year old just making my way through the first year of marriage and it was such an encouragement to read about another christian, newlywed, blogger out there going through some of the same things I am. Just Thank you!
    You can count on the fact that I will be back again and again.

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