Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Resting In HIS Arms


























As I sip my morning coffee, I gather my thoughts. Weary and tired, I face a new day. The beauty of GODS creation renews my senses and reminds me of GODS comfort and peace. HE is faithful to prepare the way before me. HE loves me and most certainly HE loves each of you.

Take comfort as the storms of life toss you about. Climb into HIS arms and rest!

"And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows." Luke 12:7 NLT


Resting In HIS arms,

Andrea

37 comments:

Just Be Real said...

Amen. That is what I plan on doing! Resting in His arms. Thank you Andrea for sharing.

Love the red cardinal! Blessings.

Andrea said...

Love this! Thank you! Resting as well... praying for you today.
Love the pic by the way! :)

Deborah said...

I love this post.
Thank you for reminding me to rest. My life is in personal turmoil and I really need to take time to rest and pray.
xxoo
Deborah

Debra Kaye said...

Oh Andrea, does this ever fall on grateful ears!

Blessings to you!

Tabi said...

It's been a tough few days and wake up to find out that my Godson is about to be born. New life always brings everything into prespective. The struggles just seem to fall away when you realize the gift of life God is giving!

Diane said...

I am very thankful for His rest. I just need to remind myself to do it more often. :O)

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful words...beautiful picture! Carla

Deidra said...

My parents are here visiting from Richmond and they keep talking about the snow there. I hope that you're enjoying it.

Becky K. said...

This is a time of change and sickness in our house. We really need HIS arms. Thanks for these words of encouragement.

They call me "Deb" said...

Oh this was so needed today Andrea! What a beautiful reminder that we all need rest in His arms.
Blessings and hugs,
Deb

Wanda's Wings said...

Thank you so much I needed to read this post.

BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

A timely and well-received word for me.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thanks for giving me permission to rest, my dear friend.

And no, Sitka bunnies do not count as real dust! Love you,
Jen

Renee said...

Very comforting post....We re so blessed to rest in His arms..

Nancy said...

Does the cardinal have any clue to how beautiful he is? I'm sure he does not or he would be very hard to live with. As he is now, he knows that smuggling in that hollow snow and resting in his Maker is the best thing for him. He is such a wise bird.

godsown said...

Love the picture....Posted an similar picture on my other blog day before yesterday http://myjourneydiamonds.blogspot.com/2010/12/laten-wij-hem-prijzen.html
Will take your word to heart my friend.
Have an great and blessed oldyears eve and an HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Loren said...

OH I can't even tell you how this spoke to me....A battle is RAGING within....Crawling into HIS lap is the only place I desire to be.

Love you my friend! Bless you!

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Andrea,

I love you my friend...and I absolutely love Red Cardinals...so beautiful.

I, too, continue to rest in His loving arms.

I'm looking forward to journeying along side of you in 2011.

Peace,
Alleluiabelle

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you.
May 2011 bring you abundant blessing from God.

Ozjane said...

lovely image and thoughts

Joyce said...

It is comforting to know someone loves us unconditionally. Love the photo. xo

Cathy said...

That is so beautiful, my friend. Blessings, prayers and Hugs ~

KathyB. said...

This is an uplifting message Andrea, "climb into His arms and rest!" Thank-you.

Lori said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I needed to hear this today. We have had lots of tragedies over the holidays. I absolutely love the picture of the cardinal. I love cardinals. They remind me of my "mimi". She loved them and would love to watch them out her back glass. Happy New Year!!

Finally Free said...

Just stopping by to say "Hi" and give you a hug. ((((Andrea))))

Thanks for the encouragement. I have had a rough 6 weeks physically, but have been holding on the Him tightly, too.



Blessings,
Tammy

Shadow said...

beautiful message andrea. thank you. i needed this today too.

Joyce said...

Happy New Year to you Andrea! Wishing you all the best in 2011!

Sonja said...

That resting place brings such peace, so why do I NOT rest ALL the time? It is a struggle some days to r.e.s.t.... but it's what I want too!

Happy New Year Andrea, as we all continue this journey of life together. You are such a blessing!

Katia said...

God is so faithful!
Beautiful picture!
have a wonderful blessed New Year. May the Lord continue to bless you my friend.
((((hugs))
Katia

Toyin O. said...

Amne Andrea, our God is in control:) Happy New Year.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a beautiful image, and I love that verse. My mom quoted it to me often when I was growing up.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Blessings,
Marcia

LisaShaw said...

Hi Andrea,

Beautiful photo! Thank you for your comment on my prolife blog. Praying your YEAR is full of Jesus' Joy, Peace, Rest and Blessings for you and your family!

Love in Christ,
Lisa

Leslie said...

Every time I see a cardinal in my yard, I think of VA! (Since it's the state bird.) I have a few cardinal Christmas decorations just to remind me of "home".

As I type this, Eric is on his way down to OBX for the weekend. I'm jealous!

Wishing you a happy & blessed New Year!

Love ya, Leslie

Rebecca said...

Happy New Year, Dear One! Keep resting!

Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And RESTING on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me!

from my front porch... said...

Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family, Andrea!!
Thank you for having such a wonderful place to come and delight in His name!
xo, misha

RCUBEs said...

Praying all is well and that this new year will bring you lots of wonderful surprises in store! Happy New Year sister and love you in Christ.

Sharon Kirby said...

Weary and tired, I am learning how to REST in the arms of the Lord. Trusting Him, and finding my security in His love.

GOD BLESS!

Hoping you had a wonderful first day of the year!