Resting in Him

I am tired tonight, my friends. Bone-weary, don’t want to talk, don’t want to laugh, don’t want to even breathe deeply tired. I was in Roses trying to get my daughter some t-shirts and had to leave. Was too tired to finish shopping. Ran through the drive-thru to get a sandwich and came on in.

I was glad to be home! I sat on the couch and laughed some with my family. They thought I was enjoying their company. Although I was, the truth is, I was so tired, I didn’t have the strength to walk up even one of the thirteen steps to my bedroom.  So I sat until I could do it.

The days like this are the hardest for me. The fatigue of fibromyalgia can zap my energy faster that you can say “jack rabbit”.  I push until I can’t go anymore and tonight is one of those nights. I can’t even believe the words are coming for me to write!

What spurred me on was what I heard whispering in my ears as I made it up those steps as surely as I am writing this to you. As I sent a text message to my friend Terry about being tired, I heard COME UNTO ME ALL YE THAT LABOR, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST! Yes, Lord, I hear YOU!!!! You got me!!

When it hurts to breathe, and hurts to talk and it even hurts to type – You got me covered! As my kids fight over soap and I know I have homework, You are there! The bills, the uncertainty of tomorrow, my silent moans of frustration for being misunderstood and my heavy heart are all laid at Your Feet. I can’t do anything else today about any of it, so tonight I choose to turn it over to YOU!

I will not go to bed and take worry into my sleep. You told me that You will give me rest and I expect a sweet sleep! Just thinking of that made me smile and then it hit me! By giving it to Him, in that one moment, in less than a second, the heaviness was gone. Tears of joy are running down my face as I realize, when nothing and nobody else could help, His love lifted me. Literally lifted my spirit into a new dimension of rest in Him.

Whatever you face tonight, today, whenever you read this – truly give it to Him! Not, well Lord, here it is, then you take it back and worry. But tell Him all about it and trust that HE HAS YOU TOO!!!

Real talk – my body still hurts and, physically, I am still very tired, but as my soul rests in Him, I believe healing is on the way!

I pray you will rest in Him fully! It’s joy unspeakable!

Matthew 11:28
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest!

Until next time, I remain
Your Advocate for Victorious Living

Author: Victoria E. Henderson Poole

Psalms 23 tells us that as we are led beside the still waters, our souls are refreshed. My prayer is that the words shared here will help to lead you to that place where you can find peace. Only in Christ Jesus is there fullness of joy!

12 thoughts on “Resting in Him”

  1. Reading the joy of HIS love and blessing on you is showing all near and far that God’s blessing is the peace we all need at the end of a long day of work, friends, strangers in the store, children wanting attention, family members needing someone to talk to, and our own stress in our hearts, mind, and spirit. Thanks for giving me the food for my soul to keep on keeping on. Again thanks
    to my beautiful Lady


  2. Beautiful!!! There is truly a blessing in the press. So whenever you feel that you cannot make it – – remember your namesake – – Victoria – – somehow, all I hear and see in that is Victory. There is victory in the press; and press we must – – because it is in the press that we see God. We continue and do and have our being – – all because of Him. So press on my sister in the love of God and His righteousness. Because you are righteous today because of Him.

    Love you,



  3. I am at work reading this. Although I don’t have the physical tiredness you have been diagnosed with, I find myself being just weary of things – job, child, stuff. This was such an uplifter on this afternoon. I believe God for your total healing and I believe God for mine. Continue to let the Lord use you mightily. This has been a long time coming and what an awesome job you’re doing!!


    1. Val, I thank God for you! You have no idea how much you and our friendship mean to me. Found some emails from 2008 where you were encouraging me to hold on and to write. I thank God today for our divine connection across the miles! Rest in Him, my friend, there is no other way we can make it. Share Him and His wonderful works in whatever way He has given you to do it! Love you much!


  4. Victoria,
    These are my words that I feel on each and everyday about my life. If people really knew their life was in danger on different days they would sit down. You always can do inside and pull out how I feel along with you. I’m so proud of you, how God is using your hands to share with the world. The rain of blessing are coming and you will not have room for all of your buckets.

    Your Sister,Bea.


    1. B, I know God has a bucket for all the tears I have shed the past two weeks! I am clay in His Hands. You will share the ride with me, as always! More than friends – forever, my sister!


  5. Victoria,

    Thank you for “Shining” thru the pain! What a blessing ur words are in my life. I appreciate ur keepin’ it Real…May God continue to bless u & grant u freedom from fibromyalgia ~ God is Able!


    1. Thank you! I believe it will happen! He is so much more to me than I could even imagine! I am truly empowered by your courage to tell your story to help others. I know you pray for me as I pray for you! (((Hugs)))) Vic


  6. thx cuz that was great and uplifting, some days i feel like blah and then God hears me i know he do because once i trust and have faith in him i feel a diifernce i know there is a God and he hasn’t and will never give up on me :)…praises


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