Come Away With Me

comeawayHave you listened to the lies so long that you fear they may be true—that you are lazy, unable to change and utterly hopeless? Have your heart and mind formed a new reality that feels like a dark prison cell, and escape seems impossible?

Jesus whispers hope. Have you listened lately? “My child, I’m in the business of setting captives free.”

Do you struggle with the mind movies from your past that haunt your every turn and interrupt all attempts at normal?

Jesus whispers words of transformation. “My child, I can turn red to the purest white. I can rewind and erase the power of the past.”

Does the rock of your anger rise more often than you want, choking out your rational thoughts and spewing words you wished unsaid on those you love the most?

Breathe deeply and listen for the whisper of the one who loves you most of all. “My child, give your anger to me, and I will set you free.”

Has life taught you that you must be all things to all people and you feel you’ve lost yourself bit by bit in an insane attempt to please everyone?

“Relax,” Jesus whispers to your weary soul, “come away with me, and learn what I want for you.”

Listen for the whispers in the wind, in the silence, in the thunder and the rain. Jesus whispers words of promise. Listen(click to tweet)

I’m linking up with Kate Motaung for another fellowship-filled Five-minute Friday.  Join us!

Anita currently teaches English to 7th-12th graders. She describes herself as a ‘recovering cancer caregiver’ who gives thanks daily that her husband has been cancer-free for ten years.

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  • I love the way you used questions in your post! It really forced me to stop, think and answer.

    I am a cancer survivor. Love the resources you have posted here friend!
    Bethany Boring recently posted…Whisper: 5 Minute FridayMy Profile

    • Thanks for stopping by, Bethany :). I’m so glad you’re a survivor and a thriver!

  • Oh yes, for many years I listened to the whispered lies of the enemy. In fact, that is what my #FMFparty post is about today. I love how you remind us that Jesus whispers HOPE. He certainly whispered it to me. His whispers drown out the lies of satan. Praise God. Beautiful, encouraging post!

    • Amen! The mighty power of the whisper of the Savior if we will only listen.

  • Sometimes I struggle to hear these whispers, that He’ll take my anger and frustrations and turn them into something way better. But when I do manage to hear and obey….it’s amazing what He does with all my negative emotions!
    Jen @ Growing in Faith recently posted…Five Minute Friday: WhisperMy Profile

    • Isn’t that the truth? I think we’re wired for sound and everything feeds into it and makes it hard for us to listen to the whispers of truth.

  • I do continue to roll the “mind movies” from my past and so many times I allow the noise from them to drowned out the whispers of hope from God. However, I have noticed if I will slow down and listen for Him, He will give me a better future ending for those movies.
    Amy P Boyd recently posted…Whisper {Five Minute Friday}My Profile

  • Do you struggle with the mind movies from your past? That question right there gave me a reason to pause and really lean into what it means for me. Looking behind will cause us to crash and keep us from the future that God so carefully crafted for each of us. Great post full of questions that require quiet time to process. Happy weekend my friend!
    Mary Geisen recently posted…Five Minute Friday-WhisperMy Profile

    • Thanks for stopping by, Mary :). You’re so right–looking back or looking down just cause us to crash. Here’s to keeping our eyes on Jesus!

  • This is beautiful, Anita, and speaking to me so clearly tonight. I’ve been struggling with anger…and my children…and regret. So thankful that God can take my tomorrow and make it better than today, if I’m willing to listen to the whisper and follow. That’s my heart plea tonight and as this month unfolds…Thank you so much for your presence in this place with these words. Blessings!

    • I’m praying for you, Meredith. Parenting is NOT easy. May the One who promises to gently lead those that are with young, make his gentle leading known to you today.

  • Oh, I have been all of those places and am still struggling to break free of them bit by bit. Thank you for the reminder! (Visiting from Woman to Woman Wednesday.)

    • Isn’t it wonderful that we have a persistent Savior who chips away at what binds us and cheers us on as we struggle to walk away from enslavement?