Rest and receive. Even in these times of uncertainty, I believe we have the opportunity to rest and receive. Rest in the goodness of God. Receive His peace, His joy, His love. That we are able to settle at His feet, lay our burdens down and receive His glory. It is not suggested that we turn a blind-eye to what is going on in the world around us, but rather, the encouragement to take it all to Him. Whether in prayer for others – or in prayer for ourselves. For He who has formed the ear hears it all. The encouragement today, is to go before His throne and lay all your troubles down – whether out of compassion for others, or aches from your own heart; lay it down and receive His peace, knowing He is a God of compassion and empathy and peace.