Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Are you Trying too Hard?

From my prayer journal many years ago when I was trying too hard…

Lord, I need encouragement today. I really don’t want to go by my feelings, or I wouldn’t have a good day at all. I know I have to choose joy and choose to have peace rather than turmoil, but I need Your help even in the choosing. I need you to show me what to do and how to think in order to choose joy rather than sorrow. And I need You to send me encouragement, because right now I just don’t care about anything. To care would mean work, and I’d rather rest and sleep and escape.”

Jeanette, I don’t want you to CARE. I will care for you. When you TAKE CARE, it means you aren’t giving me a chance to help you and care for you. You are trying to do it yourself and that’s pride. When you let go and relax, My spirit takes over and gets the job done in an almost effortless way. You know it’s Me when you don’t have to struggle to get it and struggle to keep it. For Me to carry you, you need to simply relax and not wiggle down and run off. Trusting Me means allowing Me to carry you.


I am forever amazed at the timelessness of God’s words. I hope His shepherding of my heart spoke to yours today. May you rest in Him, allowing Him to care for you.

Splashing Hope,



  1. Yes, His shepherding did speak to me. When I ponder about something, I am actually worrying. Shame on me, I know better.

  2. Hi Jen - My pastor just taught on God's rest. This post highlights the blessings of trusting Him. Let's talk soon and share. Hugs, Susan :)

  3. Hi Jeanette! Oh my, your words brought tears to my Type-A eyes. Sigh...to know that he wants to care for us... What a beautiful comfort that is! May I remember these words when I want to take over and do EVERYTHING. Thank you for great words on a Sunday evening.


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