Finding Rest

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Finding Rest

By Susie Teramura

 

I am having

Trouble

Finding my words,

Or maybe

Finding my heart

Is a better way

To put it.

 

It seems buried

Under responsibilities

And problems

And the work

It takes to dig

It out

Leaves me

Even more exhausted

Than I was

Before

The hunt began.

 

So I have

Stopped looking,

And have decided to

Turn my face

Towards

You,

 

Beautiful One,

Who

Holds me,

And my

Heart too.

 

And I am

Deciding

To rest there,

Knowing that I am

Loved,

And held,

And nothing else

Really matters.

 

All life’s drama,

The ups and downs,

The moments when

My stomach can’t seem

To hold the news,

 

It’s all good,

Because You

Are all good

And nothing

Can stop

You,

And your plans;

Your perfect

Plans for me.

 

Your kind eyes

Tell the story,

Your love

For me,

Undying

And committed

Outrageously undeserved,

Your relentless pursuit

Of me

Over and over and

Over again.

 

You gave it all

And you keep on

Giving

Never-ending amounts,

 

Generous Father,

There are not

Words for You,

 

You

Out –give,

Out –love,

Over- do,

Filling me with

All of You.

 

So here I sit,

The shell

Of me,

Emptied of

Anything good

To say,

 

Right here.

In your

Hands,

I will

Rest today.

 

 

Hebrews 4:9-10 a

There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. 11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest….

 

Psalm 62:1a

Truly my soul finds rest in God….

 

Psalm 71:20

Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.

 

Isaiah 30:15

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength,

 

Psalm 116:7

Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.

8 thoughts on “Finding Rest

  1. “Your kind eyes Tell the story,Your love For me, Undying And committed Outrageously undeserved,Your relentless pursuit Of me Over and over and Over again.” This is exactly what keeps me going when I find rest in Him. I always hold onto the verse in Psalm 37: 3 Trust in the Lord and do good. Dwell in the land and FEED on His faithfulness. Beautifully written. Thank you visiting from # 38 from Heather Gerth’s link up

  2. This is so often me when I sit to write and then when I finally quiet down and look up I hear His call, ‘call to me first’. So much better than anything I could ever write comes when I turn it over to Him.

  3. Ah, to rest in Him, knowing He loves us and hold us. All other things can fall away. We don’t have to try so hard to find our hearts then. He’ll find it for us. He gives, and gives, and gives… Thank you so much for this reminder of His faithful, pursuing love for us, Susie. May He give you rest in every way! Blessings and hugs to you!

    1. Thanks so much Trudi! I struggle to find rest so often!! Even when it is right in front of me. Trying to figure that out! Thanks for your faithful encouragement and love – It has lifted me today! xo

  4. Susie,
    I missed you last week! But I hope you were taking a well-deserved break 🙂 When we have no words left to say and nothing left to give (I find myself in that spot lately) I’m thinking that maybe that’s the way it’s supposed to be so that we just . . . rest. Out of ideas, out of energy, out of words, but he’s never out of the strength to care for us and he never leaves us alone. Maybe the forced rest or unintentional quiet places are what we need? Thinking through these words and praying with you for trust . . for both of us! xo

  5. Hi Valerie- Yes last week was so busy. My daughter and her 4 friends form college were with us for a long weekend- It was precious time well spent but I wasn’t able to write- Thats a good thought- I do better with forced rest since I am finding I don’t really know how to rest ?! I feel more comfortable doing- but find myself weary and longing for rest anyway. Thanks for relating and reminding me how he is never out!! of anything! so good!! sending hugs oxoxoxo 🙂

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