How many of us are used to the confines of a job, relationship, or title—that when our dreams get off course, we lose it?
It doesn’t even have to be a big dream. It could be that something unexpected happened in your job, a close relationship, or your health.
It’s just that suddenly there’s a void to fill and immediately. We get cranky, snarky, and much afraid after the miracles stop. After we can no longer feel, taste, touch, or see what God is doing—we freak out.
We want the fire.
We want the miracles.
We want, want, want!
Maybe you’re afraid to be alone.
Maybe you’re afraid you won’t hear God’s voice, so you keep going full speed ahead towards burnout. You don’t stop for a second to consider the risks. Did you know that even God rested on the seventh day? After creating and earth and man—He rested in the garden.
Take time to get outdoors and go for a walk. Visit a Botanical Gardens or a Park. God loves to rest with you in the very places He created for you. I don’t know what your biggest fear is, but I do know God wants to set you free and give you rest in His presence.
To set you free from false comfort or a slave mentality.
“Many of My precious children have fallen prey to burnout. A better description of their condition might be ‘drainout.’ Countless with needy people have drained them, without their conscious awareness…Take time to rest in the Love-Light of My Presence. I will gradually restore to you the energy that you have lost over the years” (Jesus Calling).
Are you nearing burnout?
Are you struggling to find beauty, rest, and peace in life?
God desires to call your dreams to life, but He waits patiently until you are content with Him first.
It takes time for God to unveil His plans. He is Sovereign. He will not forget you. He will continue leading, guiding, and restoring. Meanwhile, take time to discover the beauty that dances all around you in the ripple of a rivers, the sass in a sunset, and the florescent flowers that bloom
When life feels out of whack, when you can’t seem to find balance or make sense of your path of peace—read these 24 verses for calling dreams to life in the New Living Translation. If you find another translation suits you best, feel free to look up the verses and write down your favorites. Please feel free to print them and put them in your dream journal or on your dream board.
Do whatever it takes to remind yourself that calling dreams to rest is possible in transition.
- Exodus 33:14 says, “The Lord replied, ‘I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.’”
- Numbers 6:26 says, “May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.”
- Judges 6:24 says, “And Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and named it Yahweh-Shalom (which means ‘the Lord is peace’). The altar remains in Ophrah in the land of the clan of Abiezer to this day.”
- Psalm 34:14 & 1 Peter 3:11 says, “Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it. Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.”
- Proverbs 14:30 says, “A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.”
- Proverbs 16:7 says, “When people’s lives please the Lord, even their enemies are at peace with them.”
- Ecclesiastes 3:1, 8 says, “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.”
- Isaiah 9:6 says, “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
- Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”
- Matthew 5:9 says, “God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.”
- Matthew 11:28-30 says, “Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.’”
- John 14:27 says, “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
- Romans 5:1 says, “Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace[a] with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.”
- Romans 8:6 says, “So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.”
- Romans 12:18 & 14:19 says, “Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.”
- Romans 15:13 says, “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
- 1 Corinthians 14:33 says, “For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.”
- Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”
- Ephesians 2:14a says, “For Christ himself has brought peace to us.”
- Ephesians 6:15 says, “For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.”
- Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
- Colossians 3:15 says, “And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.”
- Hebrews 12:11-12, 14 says, “No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.”
- James 3:17-18 says, “But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.”