How do we learn to rest in Jesus? Maybe it’s a matter of focus. Of enjoying and being thankful for the good. Of growing in trust and patience. Of recognising that life is all about God and not about us.


Real, raw moment here!😞To tell of all the copacetic and pleasant part of one’s story without mentioning the negative and unflattering pieces is almost like telling a lie. To be fair there is something to be said about sharing *too* much of your story and being unreserved to a fault. Life is a juggling act, isn’t it?! One pin stays up while you start breathing a sigh of relief, only to notice that the other pin fell to the ground. Just want to remind you that I’m right there alongside you all, learning and growing just like everyone else. So give yourself some GRACE, you don’t have to be perfect to be AMAZING.

No matter how rough your day is going, trust in the Lord. He is greater than your biggest weakness, hardest day, most frustrating moment and what you don’t even understand. We learn to trust Him during rough times not when everything appears to be perfect. Can we let go and let God — and surrender control? I ask myself who else would I rather have take the wheel?

The Perfector of Peace isn’t worried about a perfectly staged outer-world, but a quietly sewn peace underneath it all. The goal is to pray, pray and pray. There’s so much release, relief of pressure when you let go of your grasp of control of what’s coming next, because you know who holds tomorrow. And when you let go – it’s essential to remember that God’s answers may not come when you think and they may not look how you want. But when they do — they are gonna sweep you off your feet. BELIEVE that! Amen God bless!😊

Blessings and Love…πŸ˜ŠπŸ™β€


    1. Very inspiring & positive during this time when we may need reminders & inspiration most. Thank you … may we all go forward during this unusual & frightening time knowing we are not making this journey alone.

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  1. Amen. Beautifully said. Thinking of you,your family,your readers and their family. Praying that we all stay well with the knowledge that Jesus is with us and gives us the strength we need and the desire to help our neighbors, not fall victim to xenophobia,but instead act out of love during this worrisome time.❀

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  2. Amen we need this. In the time of this crisis.

    Do Let Go And Let God Handle ALL Your Worries

    InΒ Matthew 6:34, Jesus says, β€œTherefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

    It’s why Jesus said in Matthew 6:27,Β β€œAnd which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?”

    Worrying about the future does absolutelyΒ nothingΒ for us. It doesn’t change anything, doesn’t add a single minute to our life, doesn’t solve any problems. It’s an absolutely horrendous waste of time.

    When it comes to trusting God to take care of us, to provide for us, to handle all of these overwhelming circumstances, there is a real sense in which we are called to let go and let God.

    Leave you with a prayer. β€œLord, I don’t have the power to control or orchestrate my life. In light of this, I am letting go of the illusion of control. I am giving up on trying to figure everything out and am insteadΒ trusting in GodΒ with all my heart.” In Jesus name we pray Amen. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

    God Bless You. Be safe during this time. πŸ€—β€πŸ˜‡

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  3. Thanks for reminding us that we are not in control even though we were tricked in believing so with the fast pace life that we have created. We are left to reflect on the fact that our mere creation of a fast pace life can come to a standstill by only ONE spiritual being since we can have so much and no more.

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  4. Amen πŸ™πŸΏ. The giver of peace. Despite what we going through, we can always lean on God. He is faithful and will surely see us through every step of the day. He is our greatest comforter and friend. We need just to rest in Him because He is forever in Control 😊. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Love this post. It’s always so interesting that whenever I find myself thinking I’m in control something happens to let me know that isn’t true. So when I think I’m driving the bus the bus doesn’t pay any attention to my efforts. It’s already being driven.
    God is, was, and will always be. I can relax now!

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  6. Thanks! Our transparency is best shared as a beckoning to relationship with Christ. We, in effect, signal hope, redemption, restitution in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our identity is in Christ Jesus. Your words spoke to my heart.

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      1. You are quite welcome Jennifer. Christ bore all the ills of mankind past, then present and to come on that cross and asks us to join our trials with His there. How He bore that cross is beyond understanding for mere mortals. Yet, our troubles are bearable in that He bore them first for us and in that are so lightened when we lay them upon His cross.

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  7. Once again, GCD, your message of God’s love, especially during these trying times, is heard loud and clear. Wishing you the amazing grace that you’ve wished upon us. Take care! πŸ˜‰

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  8. June,
    Thanks for reminding us to trust God and that He will sweep us off our feet. We know He is in control and He wants the best for us. And, prayer is so necessary. Many need to be reminded of this. Sometimes it’s easy to take God for granted. Thanks for your blog. You have something important to say when you post. Keep writing.

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  9. No place like Prayer!
    We’re praying love and joy and peace as we face a new week. Stay blest. My fam and I put together a weekly family fellowship time starting today. Do check our site if you ever need to be with a little family, Sunday. We’re all in stages of healing ourselves, so this time has provoked a whole season of praying for others too. Do take care precious people.

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  10. That was a very articulate and on-point post. I think sometimes people do get the idea that if they aren’t perfect in their efforts to draw close to God and Jesus Christ, they have failed. He knows we aren’t and will never be perfect in this life; He just wants to know we are trying. Thank you for your blog.

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  11. you don’t have to be perfect to be AMAZING. Really touched me, it’s true we need to pray, to make prayer a habit for sometimes the rough moments we pass through are as a result of spiritual warfare

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  12. Thank you πŸ™‚ I love this post especially the line β€œThe Perfector of Peace isn’t worried about a perfectly staged outer-world, but a quietly sewn peace underneath it all.” That Peace that transcends all understanding that guards our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus – THAT is the place to be. Keep writing, stay well, and be blessed, Beth

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  13. Reblogged this on Persis’ Perspective and commented:
    Hard times we’re all facing in this crazy new decade. These words helped me relax a little. I hadn’t even realised I was holding on so tightly to the reigns of my life! Now, after handing them back to Jesus (Who should always have them), I already feel better. Hope this helps you too.

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  14. Hi GCD,
    Keep praying. It is the breath of our soul, right? Oh, and I pray more people cry out and find their Heavenly Father ready to speak into their lives.
    In Christ,
    On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 12:14 AM The Godly Chic Diaries wrote:
    > The Godly Chic Diaries posted: ” How do we learn to rest in Jesus? Maybe > it’s a matter of focus. Of enjoying and being thankful for the good. Of > growing in trust and patience. Of recognising that life is all about God > and not about us. Real, raw moment here![image: 😞]To tell all of the > copac” >

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  15. revjrl First of all, begin journaling, and be honest in what you write down. Second, place your faith in God through Christ Jesus. You will notice things that a one time made you worry, will begin to fall away. We must work at our faith in Christ daily, understanding that some days we fail, but we must then begin again. Through journaling, you write things down that happened on that day and how you responded to whatever it was. I usually have people answer the questions, “What was the best thing that happened to you today, and how did you respond to it?” and “What was the worst thing that happened to you today and how id you respond to it? By beginning each day, looking for blessings in your life, you will begin to see them clearly. Some large, some not so large. The worst things that you begin to recognize, should cause you to pray about them. Once through praying, say, “Ok Jesus, I’m giving this to You,” and then do so! Way too often, we ask Jesus to take something, but we suddenly feel “He needs our help and try to take it back!” In reality, if we could have handled the issue in the first place, it would not really be a problem, right?!

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  16. This is a strong reminder. Thank you. We have to learn how to resist the people in the the world around us who say that we can’t have peace in our chaos until we do, do, do. We have to resist falling from that trust in God.

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  17. I love that image of sewing peace underneath–every stitch a prayer, a scripture quote, a praise song, a spoken word from a faith-filled friend, etc. All day long we can add to that line of stitches, leading us to Jesus, our Prince of Peace. Thank you, Godly Chic!

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  18. Thank you for liking my post it enabled me to check out your posts and my HEART was truly blessed through it as God brought more light into my world, showing me how we are all connected in the same spirit and confirming to me the lessons He is trying to teach that old stubborn HEART of mine. To be more compliant in Him, trusting and believing in His word as more and more of Jesus HEART is revealed to me. Bless you

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  19. A timely, timely message. . .
    Also, I hope I am doing this right – I nominated you for a Mystery Blogging Award and I am supposed to notify you in a comment. Here goes!
    I nominated you for a Mystery Blogger Award!
    My 5 questions to you are:
    1. Where do you blog? Desk? Outside? At public places?
    2. Do you play music while blogging or prefer silence?
    3. Do you drink coffee/tea while blogging? If so, how do you drink it?
    4. What do you love when reading other blogs?
    5. What is something you gain a smile from about blogging?

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  20. I really enjoyed reading this post – thank you! There was one line, in particular, that really stood out to me. Kind of jumped off the page at me. “So give yourself some grace. You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing!” Love that. My key word for this year of 2020 happens to be grace. I have been studying God’s great grace given to me and I’m being challenged to consider just how much we need to give that same kind of grace to ourselves and the others in our lives. We all need God’s great grace at every point of our lives. I just love God’s amazing grace – alive and well within me! It truly is amazing!

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  21. I love to see people speaking about prayer. There is nothing so fulfilling in life as prayer.
    Thank you for the things you wrote, I appreciate them all very much. If you are not aware there are 8 books by E. M. Bounds a pastor from over a hundred years ago, who on prayer like no other person I have ever read. A person can download his complete works for only $4. on Amazon. The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds. Lord bless. Just a little reading at a time is a wonderful way to keep your prayer life the way you want it.

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  22. Your title is an effective message on its own. Pray on something, pray over it (as long as it’s in Jesus name) And pray through it….this last line gives me the image of breaking through the enemy’s interferences or attempts to interfere with what we are trying to recieve from the Lord, whether it is a blessing or it is learning more truth about the Lord’s character for closer relationship with Him.

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  23. Hi there Partner, I enjoyed reading this. I’ve also nominated you for the Liebster Award. Kindly visit my blog to check out the post I made of it.

    Remember you can always come back to read any of the articles I’ve posted.

    There’s a broader view to my blog entirely. Check it out on

    Hope to hear from you soon. Enjoy😊

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  24. “Can we let go and let God – and surrender control,” this is a question l literally struggle with and am saddened by how little of progress l can say l’ve accomplished in giving up control to Him. And l think am not alone. I think letting God lead every aspect of our life is courageous, and not at all weak as the mortal eye sees it or living in denial as some put is. The strongest of us all is the one who gives up on his will, cause not many of us can say we have. You’re right we need to pray, pray and pray some more, surely one day we will be answered and allow and also enjoyed the Potter to be our guide.

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  25. Enjoyed your post, dear! You articulated a matter I, too, have wrestled with, the happy medium between undersharing and oversharing. I think you did a fantastic job at both articulating this, and sharing just the right amount! Much love to you ❀ πŸ™‚

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