“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.” ~ Psalm 62:1
My tiny son is so beautiful when he sleeps.
That isn’t to say that he’s anything but adorable when he’s awake. But there is something about a sleeping baby that is so incredibly serene and peaceful. I love tiptoeing into his room and watching him sleep for a minute or two during his nap. His eyelashes are completely still as they rest on his round cheeks and his little hands are open and relaxed.
His ability to relax without worry or stress is something I wish I could preserve for him. I know that someday he’ll have grown-up burdens and probably won’t be able to sleep in quite the same way. I know that when I sleep, I sometimes toss and turn or grind my teeth. The worries of the day creep into my rest and prevent it from being completely restorative.
But spending time with God, no matter what the world throws my way, nourishes my soul. It is entirely satisfying in a way that nothing else is. When I don’t feel well, like today, my soul can still find rest even when my body battles a cold. It’s good to know that my rest and salvation come from God and not this world. God helps me see what I need to be doing to take care of myself and He takes care of all the things I can’t.
My prayer for you this weekend is for rest – body and soul.