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Rachel Marie Kang is the author of Let There Be Art and the Social Media & Guest Post Manager for (in)courage. She is founder of The Fallow House and she lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children — connect with her at rachelmariekang.com.

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  1. I’m fighting a cold so rest is exactly what I need body & soul. It’s the dilemma of take the cold meds & awake fuzzy or sleep interrupted with coughing through the night but less foggy in the morning. Thank the Lord time in His word & with Him has only positive side effects! This cold will pass but His presence in my life never will! Blessings (((0)))

  2. Rachel we can be tired and exhausted look to many other things to try and take our exhaustion away. Like Coffee we can believe will help us stay awake longer not be as exhausted. We can even turn to high energy drinks or foods. Then get others to pray for us. When we feel exhausted tried and run down. But in the end nothing like that works. As at one stage years and years ago. I be truthful with you. As woman once a month I found myself with little energy round that time of the month. I took this in my head a you can laugh I don’t mind but I did. I don’t do it now. I had to have a bottle of Lucozade and a Mars Bar. I took in my head it would help me not be as exhausted each month at that time of month each women go through. My Husband said it all in your head they will not help. In the end he was right. But there was no talking to me away back then all those years ago. Then I began to see my exhaustion and tiredness was not going away. After eating the Mars Bar and drinking the Lucozade. I heard God say one day to me Dawn it all in your head this. Like a person thinking coffee will help them or something else. You should have came to me in prayer first. Not put thought your exhaustion would go away by Drinking Lucozade and eating a Mars Bar that you had each month at that time of the month women go through. So I prayed to God and said God I sorry for putting it in something else before you go try and help me with my exhaustion each month and not going to you first in prayer for the help. Then God said you can have the odd Mars Bar and drink the odd Lucozade very odd. I now wouldn’t think of them at all. But not at that time of the month. Just stick to praying to me. Getting more rest and doing less on that time of the month. Drinking more water and tea instead and eating your good food not Mars Bars or Lucozade. I done that since I feel so much better for. Listing to God doing as he said. We tend to some of us put or trust in other things thinking they will help us. Instead of going first to God in Prayer. I learnt the hard way. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little Enniskillen Co.Fermanagh N.Ireland xx

    • Thank you for the love you send from N. Ireland. Grateful for all that you always share. May you and I both continue to find true rest in the only One who can soothe our tired souls!

  3. Rachel,

    I can so relate. As a young mother working full-time I also picked up a caffeine habit. And mine is worse than yours. It’s diet Mountain Dew. And what is even worse is now that my kids are grown I still partake.

    Thank you for your message that is perfectly written. We need Christ more than caffeine! He is our best rest!

  4. Rachel, I love your honesty and encouragement. Your words made me think of the song, “Give Me Jesus”. He truly is what we need. ❤️

  5. So beautiful. Thank you for reminding me that God is my true rest in this world and life. There are tears of relief in my eyes as I contemplate that I breathe and move and have my being in Him. Bless you for your words of comfort!

  6. Thank you Rachel, for this beautiful (and breathtaking) message that reached in all the way to my soul, spirit, and heart.
    Drinking green tea as I type this! =)

  7. Rachel,

    I, too, am a tea lover. Often joke that I should have been born in England. Have my own tea pot to heat water. Developed a love of tea/caffeine as a youngster. Mom drank lots of tea & coffee even at dinner. People go through seasons filled with stress & struggles. Plus society tells us to go, do, & achieve more. All that does is wear you out & cause health issues. Lysa Terkeusrst said it best in her book Your Best Yes “Saying yes to everything & everyone won’t make you Wonder Woman. It will make you a worn out woman with nothing left to give.” The only way to find true rest is to stop the busyness of life & take time to be with God.

    Blessings 🙂

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