I Need a Break, but Jesus Never Does

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You may have noticed I didn’t send out my weekly blog post on Tuesday. The words just wouldn’t come. I am so weary in body, in mind, and in soul. I need rest in every way. So I have decided to take a break from blogging this summer. I need to learn to release the pressure I put on myself to post every week and to comment on other blogs. I will see how it goes whether it’s a couple of weeks or a couple of months.

Please know that even if I’m not posting every week, I will still be in prayer for you readers. If you have a special prayer request or need some support, feel free to leave a comment or contact me through email, ok?

And never forget that Jesus is available 24/7. You will never hear a busy signal. He longs for you to confide in Him, and He will always give you His full attention. He knows what you’re going through, He hurts when you’re hurting, and He understands your feelings better than anyone else can.

I will leave you for now with this song:

“Shoulders”
for King & Country

My help comes from You
You’re right here, pulling me through
You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness all on Your shoulders
Your shoulders
My help comes from You
You are my rest, my rescue
I don’t have to see to believe that You’re lifting me up on Your shoulders
Your shoulders
My help comes from You
You’re right here, pulling me through
You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness all on Your shoulders
Your shoulders
My help comes from You
You are my rest, my rescue
I don’t have to see to believe that You’re lifting me up on Your shoulders
Your shoulders…

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26 thoughts on “I Need a Break, but Jesus Never Does

  1. I missed your post on Tuesday, but I totally understand about you needing a break. It is important to step back when you’re feeling under pressure and just rest. I hope your break is peaceful and restoring. Will be praying for you too. Blessings and hugs!

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  2. Trudy, I also missed your post earlier this week, and have been keeping you in my prayers. I am thankful that you are listening to the Lord, and seeking HIS rest in these heavy times. You are such an encouragement, even in your own weariness! This song you posted is filling my heart today, and was just what I needed to hear! May Jesus bring you more of HIMSELF today. –Hugs and Blessings to you!

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    1. Thank you for your prayers and kind words, Bettie. I’m so glad that song ministered to your heart. It’s been strengthening me the last few days, especially the part of how God carries our weakness, our sickness, and our brokenness on His shoulders. Praying Jesus will bring you more of Himself today as well! Hugs!

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  3. You’re wise! I’m enjoying my mini-break, the striving has ceased, and any time I do spend online is a pleasure.

    Enjoy the freedom that turning off the computer gives! But know you’ll be missed …

    ;-}

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Lately it seems like whenever I get on the computer too much, I get overwhelmed and more tired. I believe God is telling me to rest more from it. I’m so glad you’re enjoying your mini-break and your online time is becoming more of a pleasure. May God help you through a season of mourning! Hugs!

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  4. Oh Trudy….I’m so sorry you’re so weary. It’s good you’re listening and retreating to rest. When I did that recently it was good for my soul. Know I’ll be praying for you. Hugs from afar.

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  5. May you be lovingly cared for every moment Trudy! And as you are listening to those God whispers in the stillness may you feel His love as He takes joy in you being in His presence.

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    1. Thank you so much for these loving thoughts and prayers, Lynn. It’s such a wonder that God “takes joy” in us being in His presence. I pray He will lovingly care for you every moment as well! Hugs!

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    1. Your prayer that God may renew and restore me brings tears to my eyes, June. I really do need that. Thank you! May God be with you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you! Hugs!

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  6. Oh, Trudy … I will miss your thoughtful posts and encouragement, but I also applaud you for knowing when it’s time to hit pause for awhile. I hope that your break is restful and restorative, my friend. (And do I even have to say that “Shoulders” is one of my all-time favorites? We love For King and Country around here!)

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    1. Thank you for your loving encouragement, Lois. That song “Shoulders” has been on my heart this week. I love it, and I’m not surprised you do as well. 🙂 It’s so amazing how God uses these songs to comfort us, isn’t it? May you have some soul rest in the midst of the busyness of summer! Hugs!

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  7. Oh, Trudy, I so just wish I could reach through this screen and give you a great big hug! My heart is with you in your weariness. Please know I am here if you need anything! Of course I am praying, but would be honored to lend an ear or pray for any specifics.
    Love you,
    Lori

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  8. Trudy,
    I was wondering where you were! But you are most deserving of a blogging break, just as long as you come back and don’t get too used to the rest and relaxation because we need your words! It wouldn’t be the same without you, friend! Enjoy your summer days! xoxo

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  9. Hi Trudi! I totally get it and am sorry that you are weary -I am thinking of doing the same! Be refreshed enjoy beautiful things spend time with the ones you love and eat yummy food! Sending hugs and looking forward to your return!! xox

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    1. Thank you for your understanding and encouragement, Susie. I’m sure summer is extra busy for you. Do you take off from homeschooling during the summer months? Of course, there are always lessons you can slip in here and there, right? May you have a blessed summer filled with the rest you need in Jesus! Hugs!

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  10. Trudy,
    I’m glad you’re taking time to rest and to take care of yourself as needed…So wise and important. You will be missed but we’ll still be here. Praying God gives you a blessed time of rest and for you to experience greater rest, peace, and joy…((Hugs))

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  11. I hope you are having a wonderful and refreshing summer, Trudy. I can so relate to needing a little blogging break, my friend. I have taken most of the summer off as well and it was much needed. Much love to you and I look forward to hanging out when you return ;). Many blessings and hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you so much for your understanding and love, Candace. I did read your blog post today though I didn’t comment. I certainly can relate with you about that worrying. I’m a professional worrywart. I hope your son will never have another seizure and your daughter will be filled with and led by the Holy Spirit. I love the prayer you wrote using John 14:27. I had to say “AMEN!” May God help us to trust in Him ever more deeply and believe He always knows what’s best for us! Hugs!

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