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Becky is an author, speaker, Bible teacher, mom of three loud boys, and the Community and Editorial Manager for (in)courage. She loves writing about anxiety, motherhood, and the kindness of God. Long naps, shady trails, and a good book make her really happy.

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  1. I’ve hit one of those tough spots when I know I need to wait and listen instead of doing it my way.

  2. I am in constant need of these reminders to trust in God, listen and rest. Even as I read, my mind keeps straying to that “to do” list, the “I want” list. Even as I pray my mind wanders. I find it so hard to focus but I am trying. Thank you.

  3. Like Kimmie, I’ve hit one of those tough spots that I want to just be over. Thanks for reminding me that God sees and knows where I am and is walking this season with me.

  4. I’m so prone to give God options of how He can fix an issue. His choice but I’ve thought through several options. Things are so much more peaceful when I simply share my vulnerabilities & leave the planning to Him. Be still & know that I AM God is the horse before the cart that I like to reverse. Praise Him I’m becoming less in that bend but I am a slow learner. Thanks for your post this AM, Becky! Blessings!

    • Oh, Ruth, I relate to this so much. God, here are your options. Choose well. NO! Lord, help us to joyfully wait and submit to and receive WHATEVER it is that YOU have for us today!

  5. Thank you! I’m on a new exhausting journey of shadows and unknowns. Saying goodbye to my Dad, caring for my 50 year old Downs brother, wondering what my 93 year old Mom will choose when she is alone….. Prayers of loved ones and God’s promises are carrying me hourly as earthly life seeks to overwhelm. Needed your reminder of WHO gives me strength

  6. Yes…I CAN.. feel it too! Thank you Becky. Thank you !!! I needed this soooo much today. Thank you for putting how I was feeling into words and perspective as a human and as God sees me, loves me, knows me…
    “He knows it all anyway. But there is something sacred and sanctifying in the intentional unraveling of every knot and jumble. It’s where God’s compassionate hands meet us and take over the real work”

    Have a blessed Friday sisters \0/

  7. Becky, I feel like you were speaking directly to me today! I’m going through a period of unrest. Sleepless night after sleepless night. I’m so exhausted. I’m weary, waiting. Just last night I wrote in my journal that I feel like I’m holding my breath, waiting to exhale. Trusting that God is working this out. Then I have this internal dialogue… am I really trusting God? Have I really laid this down at the Father’s feet? I continue to pray about it and believe it’s all going to work out. Is that trust? It’s a struggle. I told God I’m going to keep praying about it until He tells me not to.

    • Angela, I so feel you. Every word too. Yes, it is trust! I keep praying that Scripture, “Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.” He meets us in both.

  8. Becky, your word images seem so real. I had 3 girls, instead of boys. Now I’m A 70 year old grandma, but I can easily conjure up those busy days. May your day be showered with many blessings!

  9. This is such a beautiful reminder that we have a Savior who takes the reins and guides us through everything we are experiencing. I needed this so much today – thank you so much, Becky!

  10. Becky I find my soul over loaded. I feel I have to do it. If I don’t do. No one else will do it for my Dad. All I get from my sister’s is we work during the day. We family to see too. Your doing nothing else. But they could do a bit more for their Dad to. Their kids are big they are not babies any more. They can do more for themselves. My sister’s do a we bit. But I do most of it. I not complaining. But if I asked them to do something for rest because I do my 6 days a week. Don’t get me wrong. I do enjoy helping my Dad doing my Dad’s house walking his dog as he not able as any more. But at times I do get tired. I just wish they even do little things if I not about. Like if they see washing hanging out to dry check it out it away for to be ironed. Most times it left for me to do the next day. If I was there they put out washing I automatically check it and if dry put it away for ironing. But I just say nothing as no point. Then I hear Jesus say Dawn don’t let let annoyed you they didn’t do it. I see they didn’t think of you. You remember your doing it on to me plus your Dad. You get your reward in Glory one day. If not in this earth. I have taken that on board from Jesus. So it doesn’t annoyed me anymore. When I get annoyed over anything I am learning to take it to Jesus. Not let it annoy me. Say I doing for the Love of the Lord and the Love of of my Dad. Love today’s reading. In my prayers all incourage xx Love Dawn Ferguson-Little

  11. Becky,
    I am SO tired of living with years of anxiety and depression. I am weary and worn. I know God wants us to bring Him the jumbled mess of knots we can’t undo on our own. I’ve laid many a mess before Him. Thank you for the reminder that strength belongs to God — not me. I try to do so much under my own power when what I really need is to tap into His unlimited source of power. Why to I have to keep learning this lesson over and over again? Thank you for sharing honestly and from a vulnerable place — know you are not alone.

  12. During this season of battling the flu and pneumonia.. this speaks to me. Thank you Becky.

  13. I’ve found it so hard to get up everyday. It’s like my body and mind just can’t manage to conquer the day. When I finally rise up and get my coffee, I know I am slowly getting there. I often get distracted by my lists, alerts, notifications and etc. I want to spend it with God. But the weight of the world is on my shoulders. And my mind is racing. I need to remember to go to God in prayer. And this verse psalm 62:8 was the main one over a week ago at an event. And here is another reminder to seek and trust Him! Thank you for your message. Such great encouragement

  14. Becky,

    This hit home “what else are you trusting?” I tend to trust or pray about superficial answers to my needs. God has been talking to me about that & getting my attention. Right now awaiting a new job that involves less walking & more clerical skills. I hear God saying wait. I will do for you in my timing. All my worked up worries & trials I lay on Him. I will sit & wait patiently on Him.

    Blessings 🙂