Rest for a Weary Mind...

Rest for a Weary Mind...

There will be days, moments and times when you find yourself going down a steep path of despair. Your mind is racing and telling you all the things and it can and will feel completely overwhelming. Sometimes to the point were you question your own sanity. You’ll have a good cry but not for too long because your head is already pounding.

First I want you to know there is absolutely nothing wrong with you. The Bible is so clear in telling us and reminding us that the enemy comes to still, kill and destroy. The easiest place to start is with your thoughts. Casting some doubt, some despair, a little comparison, sprinkled with self-pity and topped off with unworthiness.

The enemy doesn’t necessarily yell or need to be louder than everything else. For me I’ve noticed that it’s about taking up space. If he can cause my mind to feel crowded then it will by nature start to move and drown everything else out. I know this seems like maybe there’s nothing you can do and it really can feel like that.

But hold on…”Who is the King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle.” Psalm 24:8

This battle doesn’t belong to you…it belongs to the Lord and because the almighty resides in you He has supplied you with everything you need for every victory one at a time.

The first thing that must be done is calling on the name of Jesus. The name that is above every name. “In my distress [when I seemed surrounded] I called upon the LORD And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry for help came before Him, into His very ears.” Psalm 18:6

Once I’ve called on the matchless name of God it’s time to go into worship. “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
Psalm 32:7

Now let worship fall on you like a warm blanket, a soft kiss on the cheek and a warm embrace. This doesn’t mean you have to have music. There are so many ways to worship. You can open your mouth and begin to sing, you can open up the Bible and begin to speak the Word of God out loud, you may speak in your heavenly language. Your worship may consist of crying and praying before the Lord.

If at all possible allow this to be undistracted time…however there have been times where I couldn’t get away and I had to stop right were I was put both my AirPods in and blast worship music in my ears.

I do want to say a thing or two about what you choose to listen to. There’s a lot of music out there and there’s a lot that claim to be worship music. Be sure that whatever you chose to listen to does 3 very important things:
1. Point you to Jesus
2. Point you back to the scripture
3. Encourage you to trust in the Lord

Don’t give up…I don’t care how many times you find yourself here. The more you put these practices into place the quicker you will recognize the pattern and the faster you will call on the Lord and the less your mind will have room for the lies the enemy is spreading.

I love you and I know how precious a sound mind is. You don’t have to fight to get a sound mind…it’s already yours. You do have to rest in God to keep it.

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7

Sincerely His,

Tiesha Andrews
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