BIBLICAL POINT OF REFERENCE:
"The LORD answered: I myself will go along, to give you rest."
My sweet, beautiful daughter,
The day has been long, and the week is not yet over, yet you have worked so hard since you woke up this morning to make this day count. You have triumphed through life's little inconsistencies, and you have made the most of every obstacle I have put in front of you. Now you see how my challenges for you are there to guide you to Me, your most devoted Father and loving Caregiver.
But you are tired, my dearest child, and you have so much more to do in the coming days. And though you have much to do, you need your rest and you need your strength.
I see your mind wandering over all the things you feel you must do, and I see your weary eyes closing in desperation to finish the day strong. I see your longing heart searching for your purpose and your meaning in this short life I have given you. I see your frustration over the day's heartache and pain. I see your beautiful face looking around at the people and things you have surrounded yourself with. And I see your marvelous soul seeking rest from the anxieties you have faced. I see all these things, my daughter, and still I welcome you to the relaxation I will offer you.
So lay down your head, and with it your fears, concerns, and worries. Lay down your insecurities, missed opportunities, failures, and unanswered questions. Don't you know that I answer all prayers? Don't you know that I give you only the Truth? Don't you trust in my ability to keep you safe in my arms? Allow me to give you the peace you want and need!
I know your struggles my darling daughter, and I know it has been a fight today. But tomorrow holds the promise of new clarity, new promises, and new sunlight to brighten your path through life.
So go to sleep, my child, and trust in the new day that I will bring you. Lay your head down, and rest in Me. I will keep you safe, and I will be there for you always.
Your Saving Father