Deb Wolf

Sometimes it’s easy to slow down, breathe, and get the rest you and I need but other times when life is stressful . . . I don’t know about you but I can get so caught up in the craziness that I forget to take the time I need to spend time with the Lord and find rest for my soul.

So…

I went looking for verses to inspire me from those who have gone before me. People who have lived life’s overwhelm and still managed to find their peace in the Lord.

That’s what I want. You too?!

Then go with me. Let’s stop and pray along with those whose words the Lord recorded for our benefit to help us find rest.

5 Verses that Will Help You Rest When Life is Crazy

1. Psalm 62:5–7
I find rest in God;
    only He gives me hope.
He is my rock and my salvation.
    He is my defender;
    I will not be defeated.
My honor and salvation come from God.
    He is my mighty rock and my protection. 

Father, You are my hope and my defender. You have already provided all I need for today and for eternity. Please forgive my distracted heart and help me turn my eyes to You, to stop, breathe, and rest. With Your help my overwhelm will not distract me, stress will not ruin my day, and fear will not defeat me. Thank you for always being with me. Help me rest is Your sweet presence today.

2. Psalm 116:5–7
The Lord is loving and right. Yes, our God is full of loving-kindness. The Lord takes care of the child-like. I was brought down, and He saved me. Return to your rest, O my soul. For the Lord has been good to you. 

Oh Lord, You are so good to me. Always faithful and loving. Always compassionate and kind. You ask me to be child-like. Forgive me for too often being childish. I want to trust You completely, resting in Your amazing grace and constant love. Nothing can tear me away from You. You, Lord, hold me safely in Your hand. Your goodness reaches to the ends of the earth and yet, rests personally on me. Thank you, Lord. Amen.

3. Matthew 11:28
“Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest.”

Dearest Jesus, I come to You! I am tired and there are times when my burden feels too heavy. What a blessing to know I am not alone. I can bring every burden to You and You will help me carry it. Nothing is too big and nothing is too small. Just knowing that brings peace and rest to my soul. In and with You I can say with confidence, “Today, it is well with my soul. Thank you!

4. Matthew 11:29
“Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives.”

 Draw me close, Lord Jesus. I run to Your Word to learn from You. Help me trust and follow Your teachings, knowing they offer me a better way to live. Following You helps me avoid so many of life’s challenges and consequences . . . that alone gives me more peace and helps me rest. Forgive me for the many times I’ve foolishly listened to the world or my own stubborn will. I want to do better and with Your help, I believe I can. I love You, Lord. Thank you.

5. Mark 6:31
Crowds of people were coming and going so that Jesus and His followers did not even have time to eat. He said to them, “Come away by yourselves, and we will go to a lonely place to get some rest.”

Jesus, You invite me to come away with You to quiet rest. When my life is crazy and everyone seems to want a piece of me, I know You understand. You walked a life of demands and expectations. I love how you showed us the blessing of getting away with Your Father as You quietly got away from the crowds to pray. Help me take time and allow You to fill me with Your Word and Your Spirit. I cannot pour out of an empty cup. You fill my cup, Lord. Thank You. I need You.

May you be blessed as you find your rest in Jesus today and every day.


Deb Wolf is a wife, mom, gram, daughter, friend, teacher, and blogger; she is a fan of babies, puppies, coffee, and chocolate in that order. She loves good conversations especially ones filled with laughter. Deb is also the author of ‘Sarah’s Garden,’ a “parable that tells of the struggle in each of us to flourish in our strengths, rather than persisting in our weaknesses.” Deb’s story is about a gracious God who held her when her world fell apart. About a Savior who gently and lovingly rescued her when she needed Him most. Visit her website at https://countingmyblessings.com/

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