Day 23: We Are Called To Rest


(Photo credit: stuant63)

October has poured out some hard days. The missed days in my 31 Days series are not from forgetting or even laziness, but from having no extra strength or emotional energy to share. I’ve stared at a blank page and haven’t been able to put anything down. Not for lack of ideas. I’m trying to push past it; but as you similarly emotional people out there know, it’s not always easy to do.

I’m realizing that I’m not just praying for people “out there” who are hurting. I’m hurting. I’m praying for myself. Or rather, I should be.

So, in this moment, and with tears in my eyes, all I can offer is the confession that I’m hurting with you. We are not alone in that. Our pains may not be the same, but what is shared is that our hearts equally ache. We are unable to move forward in our own strength.

Thankfully, God is calling us to rest. Stop trying to overcome our hurts on our own.

I just stumbled on this song today, via Strickland Sentiments, another blog also participating in the 31 Days series (and they are in the adoption process!).

Today is Day 23 of 31 Days of Prayer for the Hurting.

I am also linking up with Joy for Life Unmasked.

Life: Unmasked

Leave a comment


  1. Offering a prayer for you now, for God to trade the heaviness for joy.

  2. I’m also doing a 31 days series, and have had a few days where I have just had no words at all. I’ve had thoughts, but putting them down on the screen was just too much. The words do come, but sometimes only after I break down and do pray for myself. Loved this post.

  3. Maria Dupuis

     /  January 6, 2013

    That song was totally beautiful as are you!!


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