For the Broken and Weary

by | Nov 23, 2013 | Uncategorized


Sometimes you look back at the six days of the week you woke up to and realize you should’ve worn clothes for battle instead of your yoga pants.

Your days are a lesson in responding peacefully to interruptions. Praying for the company who experiences an attack on the server that hosts your website and email address, resting when the internet you depend on goes silent, not freaking out when an overstuffed email address spits back at you, navigating your tearful teenagers unexpected mid-day visit, closing the door on the washer that sounds like a helicopter winding up to fly through your house.

Each and every fragment of disturbance leads you closer to quiet rest, that day of surrendering it all into the hands of Jesus. And the altar you opened on Facebook inviting the battle weary to stand beside your hardship becomes a story of redemptions beauty.

The reason why you get up and start over again on Monday. It’s your calling and you know it’s worth it.

May you find your sweet spot amidst the pain and hardship of life’s circumstance during Sabbath, surrender to the hidden message causing your brokenness and allow God to create your outcomes; give you fresh perspective while you wait and listen.

Happy Sabbath Friends!

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*The server for my website was maliciously attacked twice this week, both coinciding with the days I published blog posts. If you missed last weeks links for inspired reading on rest and quiet, go over and take a look, I think you will enjoy what you find there. 

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  1. Amanda J Harrington

    Armour but with pockets for chocolates would have made my week better!

  2. Lisha Epperson

    Absolutely love this “And the altar you opened on Facebook inviting the battle weary to stand beside your hardship becomes a story of redemptions beauty.” Such a beautiful way to view ones calling to social media. Bless you for sharing this.

  3. June

    Yes, it’s always worth it when what we do honors Him. Praying for a week of JOYful rest, and thanksgiving for you and your family, Shelly!

  4. JViola79

    Have you been listening to my washing machine :))) Perfect description of it! Love this post….”every fragment of disturbance leads you closer to quiet rest.” Amen! Looking forward to today!


  5. Lisa

    Always, always love your photo and scripture pairings.

  6. Rona Berry-Morin

    What beautiful words. Thank you.

  7. Joanne Norton

    I was an exceptionally broken hearted person for years and years… and He has healed it over the years since He saved me and I accepted His way of doing things. Can’t say it happened overnight, but CAN say it came to pass beautifully. Thank you for sharing this. Loved to see this; would love to see you again.

  8. Nancy Ruegg

    Oh, boy! Your last paragraph spoke volumes in three lines! May God help me find my sweet spot amidst life’s hardships, and may I surrender to his will– receptive to his purpose, welcoming of his outcomes, and greeting each day with a positive attitude, while waiting and listening. Thank you, Shelly, for ministering to my spirit–again!

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