Stopping to Rest

2021: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Jane Knuth - book cover and author photo

When I am feeling under pressure, taking on too many projects, and not sleeping well, Psalm 62 gathers me in. I repeat the words to myself and take a few minutes to sit still with God. But rest does not come from sitting. It does not come from going to bed, either. Rest comes only when my brain stops whirling, and that happens when I turn to God and give him my plans, my resentments, my pride, and my defenses. Giving up these makes room for God, and then I can rest. Stopping to rest is not defeat; it is a sign of victory over myself.

—Excerpted from 2021: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Jane Knuth

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