Today Tricia shares 8 Scripture verses to bring rest to your spirit, plus enjoy the free printable.
Over the last few years, John and I have adopted seven kids. Seven times the amount of laundry. Seven more kids who need attention. Seven times the mess. (But sometimes the mess seems like 70×7!)
In my life, there is little time for rest. “Rest” to me means a Sunday afternoon rest, a cup of coffee and my Bible in the morning, or listening to soothing music as I make dinner.
Yet even in the midst of my busy life, there is always one place where I can find true rest—spirit rest—and that’s within the pages of my Bible. Rest is not only stillness of body, but it’s also stillness of spirit.
Moving seven new kids into our house means lots of challenges. Most of these kids come from foster care, and this means they come packed with a few suitcases and lots of trauma, heartache, and pain. Even more overwhelming than the busyness and mess are my anxious thoughts and worries about these kids who make me weary to the bone. It’s then that I turn to God’s Word and find joy, peace, and rest. There is nothing better to bring rest to my spirit.
Here are Scripture verses that I turn to bring rest to my spirit:
1. Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (NIV)
2. Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (NIV)
3. Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (NIV)
4. Psalm 4:8
In peace, I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.
5. 1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
6. Exodus 14:14
The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.
7. Psalm 13:6
I will sing the LORD’s praise, for he has been good to me.
8. Psalm 116:7
Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
Do you need to bring rest for your spirit?
Read the Scriptures.
Turn to God’s Word.
Soak in His truth.
Lift your mind and heart to Him.
- Find peace for your soul by reading the Scriptures.
- Discover rest for your spirit in the pages of God’s Word.
- Let God’s truth rejuvenate your soul and bring you rest.
- Experience renewal by soaking in the life-giving words of the Bible.
- Lift your heart and mind to God through the power of His Word.
Enjoy this free printable PDF:
When you find rest inside you, it will impact your attitude toward everything around you. Even if the kids are screaming, the house is a mess, and the day is long, the rest of your soul will help you carry on.
What about you? What Scripture do you turn to when your soul needs rest?
Along with being in scripture, praying through the Bible is another way to grow closer in your relationship with the Lord.
Have you ever wanted to read through the Bible but found yourself giving up? Or even worse, you read the chapters and, in the end, question how they apply to your life. Tricia Goyer understands. For years she felt frustrated that she couldn’t stick to her commitment to reading God’s Word all the way through. Things changed when she found a doable plan and wrote a daily prayer. Tricia’s heart changed. Her life did, too. God can bring real transformation into your heart and life when you daily commit to reading your Bible and praying through God’s Word. Praying through the Bible in One Year offers a guided reading plan and a daily prayer starter to help you apply God’s Word to your life. Discover the inspiration for real-life transformation.
If you’re a busy parent like Tricia, you know that life can get overwhelming at times. With ten kids, she’s no stranger to the challenges that come with parenting. But despite the chaos, Tricia has found a way to find true rest – and she wants to share her secrets with you!
In Heart Happy, Tricia shares her journey of finding rest amid a busy life. She shows you how to turn to God’s Word to find peace, joy, and comfort in the midst of your struggles. Whether you’re dealing with the challenges of parenthood, work, or just everyday life, Heart Happy will help you find the rest you need to keep going.
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Bonnie Pittman says
Just thought I would say HI to you, we are almost through the adoption of our 9th adoption. Raised a number of kids and now we have been raising our next set, thanks for reminding me how much I need to pray to have God change me through mothering.
Karen L. Koehler says
Thank you for the rest verses, I printed them out tonight as I am having not “finding rest within myself.”