Rest for the Weary Bible Reading Plan & Journal Challenge

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Rest for the Weary

2020 has been a year unlike any other. In my observance of other people, I feel like I’m not the only one who’s tired. The past few months have taken a considerable amount of energy to transition through.

Summer is the season to soak up the sunshine and perhaps enjoy a different pace. But I know for some of you, you’re still trying to figure out how to pay bills from quarantine or how to adjust your income and expenses. Some are trying to figure out how to cope with disease or low immune systems or just simply cope in an ever-changing world.

July’s Bible reading challenge is an invitation to find a cadence of calmness amidst the chaos. It’s a call to discover true rest is still available.

July’s Bible reading plan topic is:

Rest for the Weary

Life can make a person weary. I know I’m not alone in that reflection.

The curve-balls, the ups and downs, the mountain peaks and the valley lows– they all wear us down.

So how do we combat spiritual and mental fatigue? How does one maintain a rhythm that preserves and sustains through the highs and lows?

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28

“Rest for the Weary” is more than a challenge.

It’s an invitation to re-think the way we live amidst every day issues. It’s a call to build a cadence of calmness no matter the chaos. It’s a signal that stillness isn’t a waste; it’s a time to build strength.

Won’t you join me in establishing contentment through a purposeful pattern of choosing the humility and gentleness of Jesus?


Each month I host a monthly Bible reading plan and journal challenge to help our community enjoy reading God’s Word together and encourage our hearts to be faithful to Him.  Together, we have completed over 35 Bible reading plans, including both annual and monthly reading challenges. I’ve developed all sorts of strategies to help us read God’s word faithfully and there is nothing like this monthly system we are working through together.



Many readers have requested that I list our monthly resource at the beginning of this announcement post because you already know you want it and don’t need the details. So here you are! This month’s journal is available for purchase as a digital download.

Check out all the details below!



  1. Follow the daily Bible reading plan and read the passage. Share what you are learning on social media if you’d like. My goal is to draw closer to Jesus and I want that for you too! This month the hashtags are: #restfortheweary #biblereadingplan
  2. Recommended: Journal your thoughts and prayers using the Rest for the Weary Bible Reading Plan & Journal This simple guide will help you stay focused and accountable. It will also leave a legacy for you to enjoy in the future!
  3. Optional: Join the Facebook group to see what others are learning and sharing. Enjoy our prayer community in the group as we pray for one another’s needs. Be in the know with bonus material such as practical tips, tools, and resources Rachel shares, Facebook live videos, and recently added focused music playlists based on the monthly Bible reading challenge topic.

Rest for the Weary Bible Reading Printable


1. Matthew 11:25-30

2. Mark 6:30-32

3. Exodus 33:12-21

4. Isaiah 40:28-31

5. Galatians 6:7-9

6. Genesis 2:1-3

7. Hebrews 4:1-11

8: Leviticus 25:1-7

9. Matthew 8:23-27

10. Jeremiah 31:21-28

11. Psalm 55:1-11

12. Psalm 55:12-23

13. Psalm 4:1-8

14. Psalm 46:1-10

15. Jeremiah 6:16

16. Proverbs 19:21-23

17. Psalm 116:1-7

18. Proverbs 3:21-26

19. Psalm 127:1-2

20. Psalm 3:1-8

21. Proverbs 1:28-33

22. Psalm 107:28-32

23. Psalm 62:1-8

24. Psalm 37:7

25. 1 John 3:18-21

26. Exodus 17:8-15

27. Hebrews 12:1-3

28. Romans 12:1-2

29. 2 Kings 8:54-61

30. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

31. Psalm 23


Download your book and screenshot the graphic to your smartphone to mark it as a favorite for easy daily digital access. You could also use a simple printable copy of the daily reading plan. Click on the graphic titles above or HERE to print out a copy of the Bible reading plan printable. Share one with a friend!

Ready? We’ll begin July 1st, just as we do each month!

By his grace,


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