Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
Yesterday I felt super exhausted in the afternoon. I was sitting in class and literally pinched my cheeks a couple of times to try to keep myself from totally zoning out. As I was driving home later, I remembered two scriptures that I had read yesterday:
From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety. Psalm 61:2
Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
I realized that I just needed to pray and ask Jesus for rest. To tell him that I was placing my life in his hands and letting go of control. It was amazing, I felt so much lighter and relieved immediately.
When it was time for bed, I once again included the request for rest in my prayers. I set my alarm and then went to sleep.
This morning I woke to my phone ringing. I saw that it was my car pool and immediately answered, “My alarm didn’t go off. I’m sorry.” I said this because it was 7:45, the time when we leave! But, I didn’t feel upset about it. I just said I would be ready in 20 minutes and got up feeling really well rested! As I got ready I was thinking about my prayer and my request for rest. The great thing is that I got the rest I needed and was only 15 minutes late to work (which is not a big deal at all where I work)!
Thank God to answered prayers 🙂
Here is a great song that I was listening to on the drive in to work:
Chris August, “Starry Night”