Our current culture is producing anxiety-ridden and stressed-out people. The busyness of our lives, as well as certain strongholds and thinking patterns, can prevent us from connecting with God and finding His peace. Living in God’s Rest is a guide to letting go of the tensions and worries that chain us down and relaxing in His love and redemption. When we know how to enter into that divine place of rest, we can find ourselves at peace, no matter what is happening all around us.
“Thank you, Nancy, for this powerful book. God will use this to lift the heavy yokes of stress, fear, and anxiety off of people’s hearts and find rest in Him. Living in God’s Rest is an amazing book.”—Dale Walker, author, Kissing the Face of God and pastor, Heart for the World Church and Ministries
“Living in God’s Rest is a practical guide to learning to relax into God’s loving arms. Nancy LaPointe’s personal story combined with usable information brings ‘letting go and letting God’ so much closer. This book is indeed a blessing for us all.” —Sandi Browne, author, Touch the Sky … the Story of a Mom, a Wife, an Airshow Pilot and Wingrider
“Living in God’s Rest is a powerful book about biblical rest, a book that all of us involved in caring for a broken world need to read. Not so that we will stop working, God forbid; on the contrary, as we rest in Him, we become all the more productive at advancing the Kingdom of God on this earth. Nancy offers an enormous gift of encouragement to those of us ‘spending ourselves on behalf of the hungry’ and I treasure her words of wisdom.”—Vicki Penwell, author, Down Mercy Road and founder of Mercy In Action-Philippines
We learn by trial and error how to navigate rocky waters or the clogged airspace of life and be strengthened to face our next challenge. Those who can learn to grow through their crashes are the ones who are filled with character and wisdom. That wisdom that sustains and strengthens does not come from within ourselves alone, but blossoms through a partnership with God, who is all wisdom.
When a crisis occurs, we must verbally and with our entire soul affirm that God is in control and that He is good and that whatever purpose He has in allowing the disaster, we will be okay. We are grounded in the concepts we've studied in the Bible for years; that His ways are higher than our ways and most definitely better. His purposes have meaning that our daily priorities can't always connect with. And we know from past experiences that hindsight proves these purposes to be spot on; we learn and grow through our trials. What we want to be able to do, however, is to stop in the middle of the storm, no matter how horrible things appear, and say "it is well with my soul."
Nancy LaPointe is a retired pastoral counselor and ordained pastor. She has written for newspapers, newsletters, blogs, and magazines for about twenty years, always with a focus on the power of God’s healing. Leading women’s retreats and Bible studies, she is passionate about helping people find emotional healing and learning to walk in freedom. Nancy enjoys living with her family in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.