I said there ain’t know rest for the wicked

I am truly tired. Like I am actually tired as I am writing this. This semester I am taking 17 hours of classes, which is a good stinking amount. I am waking up at 6:30 most days of the week and basically running from one thing to the next every. single. day. I know what you may be thinking! Oh you will get used to it, it can’t be that bad! But man it is and I am learning that increasing the number of cups of coffee I am drinking isn’t helping all that much.

The other day I was thinking, more like panicking, about how this was going to be my routine for the next 15 or so weeks. (And then we will roll right into camp so I should just give up on sleep now!) I was driving into Kansas City from Lawrence to go watch a club volleyball practice. I recently started reaching out to some clubs in the area to let them know I am aspiring coach and to start to “networking” (lol I am adulting so hard). Anyways this practice was from 8pm to 10pm not including the hour drive both ways. I’m sad to admit this, but I was not super pumped about the opportunity.

I got to the gym and almost instantly perked up. The coaches I met were awesome and the players were so fun to interact with! I had a blast watching and listening to this man’s coaching style. And I left SO excited about the thought of doing that myself one day.

On my way home I prayed and thanked God for the chance to meet those people, and expressed how blessed I felt that He had showed me I needed to switch my major to education this summer. In the midst of this prayer, I realized I didn’t really feel tired anymore.

Matthew 11:28 says “Come to me all who are weary and burdened, for I will give you rest.” The Lord has promised us rest in heaven, but I also think that we can find rest in him during our time on earth. Sometimes He will reveal that in a canceled class that allows you to sleep in a little longer. Other times, I think that God gives us chances to rest in different ways. This volleyball practice gave me a rest, it was not physical but it the Lord brought me joy through it and I felt rejuvenated.

Sometimes I forget how faithful our God is, but  He tells us in his word that He WILL give us rest. I don’t know what rest looks like for you, but I would encourage you to ask the Lord for rest. He will carry your burdens and He will renew your heart.

Here are some pictures of my friends and I sledding from this past weekend. I wrote this post almost 2 weeks ago and was waiting for some time to take pics for it. I finally got around to it this weekend! This was such a fun break from studying and stress. Thanks to Jesus for community that is willing to put a pause on their Sunday afternoon to play in the snow with you. Processed with VSCO with m5 presetProcessed with VSCO with m5 presetProcessed with VSCO with m5 presetProcessed with VSCO with m5 presetProcessed with VSCO with m5 presetProcessed with VSCO with m5 preset

-Hannah

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