Thursday, September 18, 2008

Come unto me...and I will give you rest












Dear Friends,

For this week, I am adding my Thankful Thursday to Word-Filled Wednesday in order to share the same picture and verse with my Thankful Thursday's friends.


Matthew 11

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


♥ Thank God that we can go to Him whenever we are heavy laden, and He gives us peace and rest!

♥ Thank God that He is sovereignly in control of all things. And this time of great uncertainties with the hurricane, tornadoes, other natural disasters, sicknesses, financial crisis, etc all over the world, we can go to Him with all our cares and anxieties and find rest in Him.

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

♥ Let us pray for all those that are affected by the hurricane, tornadoes, other natural disasters, sicknesses, financial crisis, etc all over the world, that they may come to know our Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord in this time of great needs. May God protect, provide and comfort His people who are affected by these.

♥ I am thankful to God that my review with my Doctor went very well yesterday. Thank God that so far my condition is stable and my Doctor is pleased with the progress. Thank God for providing me with a compassionate, caring and kind Doctor who is doing all her best to help me learn to manage my condition. Thank you for all your prayers and encouragements.

♥ I thank God for my family, church, friends and every one of you my blogging friends and visitors.

May you find rest in God's love, mercies and faithfulness in whatever you may go through today and every day :)

For more Word-Filled Wednesday participants, do
visit Amy at The 160 Acre Woods. It will be a very blessed and encouraging experience for you.

For more participants of Thankful Thursday, do visit Iris at Sting My Heart.

Thank you for stopping by. Thanks for your prayers and encouragements. Hope you have a blessed day!

45 comments:

alihsee said...

How blessed are we to be able to trust in God to give us peace & rest! Blessings to you this week!

hip chick said...

I do think that more and more people will be finding comfort in that verse as we face these difficult financial times.

sailorcross said...

Nancie,

I have to say AMEN!! to this. Thank God that we can go to Him always. He knows our trials and troubles before we ever come to Him with them, and He is waiting--waiting for us to unburden ourselves to Him--and then comes the peace that surpasses all human understanding!

Beth

Schotzy said...

Praise the Lord for His wonderful rest. What do n on beleivers do when the troubles of this world weigh upon them! Thanks for sharing!!!

Tammy said...

Love that verse...it brings such peace and joy...

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/mominmi

Debra said...

Nancie,

Thank the Lord for this wonderful truth! And I thank him for YOU. What a beautiful sister you are.

Thank you for sharing this with us today and blessings to you today, sweet one!

Kristi said...

I've always loved that verse. Beautiful picture to go with it. Blessings to you!

Jill said...

Resting in Him with you today Nancie. Hiding in His wings!

Love and blessings - Jill

Lana G! said...

Amen indeed! He is our rest!

Laurie Ann said...

Oh the sweet rest of the Lord. We need to heed His word on that more often than we do, don't we? I forget to do that sometimes. Thanks for the beautiful reminder! Loved the photo and verse. Hope you have a wonderful WFW!

ellen b said...

It's encouraging to think that we are yolked together with Jesus and he's beside us that way...

Kat said...

I can't count the times that verse has gotten me through hard days. It is one of my very favorites and combined with the restful scene so very peaceful. Thank you for sharing this, great job!

Peggy said...

Blessings Nancie, What a very beautiful, peaceful scene...where
God can give you rest...May Our Lord come unto you as you labor and whenever to find rest for your soul and even complete balance in His yoke. I am thankful that you share
your burden here so I may learn. May you also find encouragement in the words of Matthew 11 and prayers lifted up for you! May you also find the rest in God's amazing love, mercies, strength, healing & faithfulness today & each day in a wonderful place such as you share here in WFW! Enjoy WFW & your day!

Alexis - Chickie Momma said...

Just what I need! Rest! I appreciate knowing that no matter what, God is always there to give us some peace and quiet. Great post! Thanks for being such a blessing.

Amydeanne said...

happy WFW!

e-Mom said...

Palm trees, and the concept of rest.... suddenly, I'm ready for an afternoon nap! A beautiful choice. :~D

e-Mom @ Chrysalis

Michele Williams said...

I am so thankful for His rest. I have been so weary lately, but it is so wonderful to know that God will give rest. God bless you my dear friend.

Stacy said...

One of my favorite verses as well! Knowing that rest is always there in the arms of Jesus. It is what He wants to give us...may I always receive the rest He offers and not carry burdens around myself. Thank you for sharing His wonderful truth. May you have a blessed day!

Melanie said...

Rest from God has got to be the best kind of rest there is! Great verse, Nancie!

Happy WFW!

Vietta P's Two Cents said...

My thoughts daily and especially during times of despair, my comfort is remembering..."If it had not been for God who was on My side, where would I be?". I can always rest in the many promises of God.

Be blessed.

Groovewoman said...

I would LOVE to go there for rest.... I need it.

Thank you for this verse today!

crittyjoy said...

you are always such an encouragement Nancie :o)

Lovely photo and a wonderful verse...one of my favorites!

Blessings to you on this WFW...

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Nanice what a lovely verse and illustration that reminds us of God's provision.
I would love to use it if you don't mind for the devo's that we put in with the food we deliver.
I don't post on Wed. because I am at the local food bank getting food for our clients.
May I use your wonderful verse?
I know our kids will be Blessed and get another glimpse of God's love.
Your a sweet sister. Thanks for your wonderful comments when you visit.
Many Blessings,
Sherry

Cheryl said...

We can alway count on our Lord to give us what we need.

Thanks for sharing.

Happy WFW!
Cheryl

Mariposa said...

Thanks for all your prayers and undying support. This week, I feel like I am being carried through...and I know your prayers have touched me...in so many ways. Thank you so much!

Your verse is very true...couldn't agree more...God bless you Nancie. May God continue to shower you with grace so that you may share them with people who needs people like you...

God Chaser said...

a wonderful thans list and as always God bless you for thinkin gof others before your self. I too give thanks to God for your good report from the Doctor. Be blessed

LAURIE said...

Oh to rest in His care, what a beautiful picture you have shared with us. thank you for sharing your grateful heart today. -Blessings, Laurie

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Nancie,
Happy wfw!

JUST READING that verse, makes ya take a long slow deep breath and let it out doesn't it? Thank YOu LORD!
Thanks for sharing Nancie,
Be blessed,
Love Lea

Serendipity said...

I love how you combine both posts into one. Thank you for sharing this lovely and inspiring post and the comforting verses. We all need that.

Glad to hear you had a good review from your doctor. Praise God!

Have a blessed day!

Kat said...

Thank you for the beautiful post your left me, it was very heartfelt and I gladly accept your offer of prayer for my anxiety. Thanks in advance for your prayers, I could use them. I will be praying for your bipolar disorder too.

Pia said...

thank God He is in control. i meant that from the heart. blessings... ♥

Nancie said...

Hi Sherry, Yes. Please go ahead and use the verse. May God bless you and your friends as you serve Him. Take care!

pianokat61 said...

Nancie,
I am so glad to hear your doctor appointment went well and that you are feeling good. Praise God that He provides us with doctors and medication that help us when we need them. You have a wonderful web site that is so helpful to so many. Look at all the comments!
Love,
Kathy

Rebecca said...

Thank you for this precious verse. What a beautiful promise to us. It has blessed me.

sailorcross said...

So many things to be thankful for after a very discouraging week!!

And, I'm also thankful for you, Nancie, that you're willing to share your life's ups and downs, your trust in God so that others can see that there truly is HOPE!!

Beth

Cheryl said...

I am so thankful we have GOD to turn to. Great Scripture Nancie. Thanks for a great post! God Bless~

Gina's Public Diary said...

I love the verse you used in your poster.

Lori @ Front Porch Legacy said...

I am so thankful that we can rest in the hands of our God.

Beth K. Vogt said...

So thankful your progress report was so encouraging!
Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

Marsha said...

What a beautiful picture and verse for the word rest.

I'm so thankful you had a great dr's visit! God is so good.

I will be sure to give Denise your message on Friday.

And thank you for your prayers and concern for me and my family.

Have a blessed weekend my friend.

Beth K. Vogt said...

Hi, Nancie--I got tagged for a fun MeMe--and I tagged you! Check my Friday post to see what you need to do.
Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

Peggy said...

My precious Nancie...

I am so thankful that I have come to know you and we share Jesus together.

Please come and visit me so I can honor that closeness & friendship once more:

http://mazmagi.blogspot.com/2008/09/proximityclose.htm

A Stone Gatherer said...

Nancy wonderful list! I too am so glad that I can rest in Him! It takes so much off the shoulders of this control freak!

Joyfulsister said...

HI Nancie,
I was so blessed to read your post today. I'm glad to hear everything went well well during your Doctors visit. I too have a wonderful comapssionate and caring Doctor and staff that help me with my Chronic illness. The scriptures are must haves in our daily life, there can be such a struggle at times and thses verses are sure to bring comfort, peace, and rest to a weary soul. Nancie I wrote a poem and when I was writing it I thought of you as well.

Luv ya Lorie

Sab said...

Thanks for sharing.... I love that verse. Peace and rest are two things we need so badly... again, thanks. And thanks for visiting my blog.
His rest is always best!

God Bless!