Topic: You Say | God Says

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You say, "I am too tired." | God says, "I will give you rest."

July 31
Psalm 91:1
- "Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty."

Prayer: Father God, I praise You for the invitation to rest. Rest has become elusive in my current rhythm of life, and my body and soul are tired. My exhaustion has led to a brokenness and emptiness that I never expected. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. So, God, I accept Your invitation to come close and rest. Thank You for the space to be with You. Thank You for the comfort and shelter of Your love. May You always be my rest.

Wk 7 - You say, "I cannot handle this (grief)." | God says," I am close to the broken hearted."
Wk 8 - You say, "I can't trust anymore." | God says, "Trust in Me."

July 19
Psalms 56:3-4 - "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?"

Prayer: God, the root issue for so many of my problems is trust. I struggle to trust myself, to trust others, and even at times to trust You. Help me not to live out of a place of fear and insecurity. Instead, help me to stand firmly in Your word and promises and to trust You wholeheartedly.

July 20
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."

Prayer: God, I’m sorry for the many times I've made decisions, some of them life-changing, without seeking You. Some of my choices have led me down paths I regretted and carrying burdens You never intended for me. Forgive me for failing to rely on You, for elevating myself above You and Your wisdom. Today let my words, choices, and actions reveal my love for You and my complete reliance on You.

July 21
Isaiah 26:3-4
 - "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal."

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I desperately need peace in my life. There are so many things that occupy my mind and sway my trust and attention from You. Please forgive me for trying to control them on my own. You give perfect peace when I trust You and my mind is steadfast, so I surrender control to You. I trust You alone, my Rock, my Lord. Thank You for giving me Your peace, in Jesus 'Name, Amen.

July 22
Psalms 62:8
 - "Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."

Prayer: God teach me to trust You not just momentarily or circumstantially but at all times. Your word tells me I can trust You with every thought and prayer. You will never forsake me or abandon me. So today, I will steady my heart and focus on You.

July 23
Psalms 28:7
 - "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him."

Prayer: Jesus, You know the difficult time that I'm facing right now. I can't fix it, nor can I control it. I am fearful of my future, and my negative thoughts only create more stress and anxiety. I have nowhere to look but up. I'm trusting You to help me! You only are my strength and protection! You are my joy-giver, and You are my song in the night! I praise You, Lord! Thank You for what You are going to do.

July 24
Psalms 33:4 - "For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does."

Prayer: I praise You, God, because You are holy! You are not like any others. You are always right because You are righteous. You always speak what is true because You are the truth. You always keep Your promises because You are faithful. When I don't believe those things, it's not from a lack in You, but in me. Thank You that Your grace is sufficient for me. You guide me into Your wisdom and invite me into becoming more like You - what could be better for me!

July 25
Psalms 20:7 - "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God."

Prayer: Father God, I come asking for Your forgiveness. I have placed my trust in all kinds of things besides You. Honestly, because of broken promises and the untrustworthiness of others, I have ultimately trusted in myself over You. Forgive me. You are LORD. You are faithful. You are good. You are all the things I am not. So today, I surrender my faith and trust to You.

July 26
Matthew 11:28-30 - "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Prayer: God, Your invitation is truly unique… when I'm at my weakest and lowest, feeling exposed and alone… You say, "Come to me." Father, I come today tired and weary. These burdens are too much for me to carry in my own strength. So, I give to You everything that is weighing heavily on me. Show me how to experience the rest You have promised. I'm so grateful for Your faithfulness to me.

July 27
Jeremiah 6:16
 - "This is what the Lord says: 'Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.'"

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for making a way that I can find rest for my soul. I admit that so often, I'm tired and feel that I can't go on. Your Word reminds me to keep moving forward in Your ways and Your paths. There I can find rest. Forgive me for the times I have not chosen that. Today I choose to obediently follow You in whatever You lead me to do. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

July 28
Psalm 23:1-3a - "The Lord is my Shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul."

Prayer: Thank You, Father, for creating an environment for me to find rest in You. I realize that the exhaustion I feel is not just physical but also at a soul level. I need a rest that only You can provide, and I trust that You, as the good Shepherd, will lead and guide me in that way. I pray that today I will trust and listen to that guidance.

July 29
Exodus 33:14
 - "The Lord replied, 'My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.'"

Prayer: Lord, I don't want to live life apart from Your presence today. I invite You into my everyday moments. Help me to walk in step with Your Spirit. Help me to make decisions that bring You glory. Please show me where to go, what to do and what to say. Help me to rest in Your Presence as I join You in Your work.

July 30
Psalms 62:1 - "Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him."

Prayer: Thank You, God, that even in times of trouble, my ultimate rest is found and available in who You are and what You have done! Because of Your great love, I now have a restored relationship with You by Your grace and forgiveness. Your salvation is my peace; it is my rest. Help me to keep that focus today so that I can live for You. When the hard things come, help me to keep my eyes fixed on You!