I have a dear friend.
My dear friend has a very wise mother.
This very wise mother has a saying that I am continually mindful of:
“Just be gentle with yourself.”
When you are tired or life seems particularly hectic or uncertain or just plain upside down, take a deep breath and just . . . be gentle with yourself.
After all, whatever the burden, it is not yours to carry.
So set it down.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
By His grace, you are royalty.
You are the precious child of the King of Kings.
Images via Mary Ruffle Tumblr
Thanks for the reminder. 🙂 Worries and unknowns are hard to let go of sometimes.
Amen. I needed to read that!! Thanks!
This is the best thing I’ve heard all day. Thank you!
I think it is always hard, especially as a mother, to give to yourself. Thanks for the reminder.
So beautiful, I could read this post everyday. Thank you for the reminder.
I am tired… and feeling the burden of cancer. How do I let go of that? The reality keeps coming back.
Thankyou! I needed to be reminded of that today. :-)Hard to do sometimes, though.
thank you I needed to read this TODAY!!!
one of my most favorite scriptures.
and, it is so,so true.
Amen sista girl! Thanks for the reminder and awesome verse. Hope all is well with that little Mr.!
Hugs, The lady of the House
Thank you I need to be reminded of that. Blessings, Martha
Beautiful thoughts. I could just imagine laying my burden down and instead picking up one of those wonderful glasses of lemonade. Aaah, blissful.
I am in love with every picture that you posted!
Also, thank you Wise Mother for the reminder of gentleness, not just with others, but also with ourselves.
I am going through some hard things right now and the scripture that you posted will be copied down and put into my wallet. Thanks for sharing, and just know that this post helped at least one person today!