I search for rest in easy places:
(which my racing thoughts prevent)
(which works until I put my phone away)
Rest seems so simple:
Avoid the hard
Seek the good
But proves far more complex than this
If sleep won't come
And distraction doesn't fix it
Where can rest be found?
Will it be found in the places I avoid?
Is there a deeper rest
That comes from facing my sin and sorrow?
If I name the painful past
And speak the truth about my heart
Will I find rest?
If pleasantries bring a fleeting rest,
Will acknowledging pain bring
They say that God meets us in our honesty.
Maybe if I face my pain
I will find true rest with Him.