Daily Bread April 13

Lay It Down
Ioria Corder of Swartz Creek, MI, USA

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, 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. -Matthew 11:28-29

Maybe you’ve been secretly struggling with life’s challenges. Perhaps you are about to give up, or maybe someone hurt you deeply and you can’t share. You might have financial concerns. BUT GOD! Oh my! God sends us comfort for our soul’s situations, and God wants us to cast all our cares upon God. Why? Because God cares for us and will supply all our needs according to God’s riches in glory, and you can look to the hills from which cometh your help.

You see, God whispers sweet, comforting words to reassure us God will never leave you nor forsake you. All God’s promises are sweet to bring healing to your most desperate, dire challenges of life. So, rest, “arise, shine; for your light has come and the Glory of the Lord has risen upon you” (Isaiah 60:1).

Prayer Phrase

“Every breath is a resurrection” (Gregory Orr).

Spiritual Practice

Breath of Life

Take a few moments right now to breathe. Simply observe each inhale and exhale. Pay attention to how it feels in your body. Notice the rise and fall of your chest. Notice how you breathe even when you aren’t thinking about it, how your body instinctively knows how to keep you alive without your thought or effort. In this moment, you are alive. Receive this awareness as an expression of divine grace. In joy or despair, loss or celebration, your body continues breathing. How is your breath a resurrection this day?

Today’s Prayer for Peace

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