Monday, May 25, 2020
Needing Rest. May 25 2020
“ Are you tired? Worn out? Burnt out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with Me and you will recover your life. I will show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me——-watch how I do it. Matthew 11:28-29. The Message.
There are times when I have a sense of weariness and fatigue, both physically and emotionally. Times when I have no energy. There are things that I need to get done, and i am not sure how I can do it all. It seems like I have nothing left to offer. I am weary in my soul.
I really do not know why I cannot find rest. Then I know I need to lay this need out to God my Father. He will need to act on my behalf and give me the rest that I need. He will help me to sleep well. He will give me breaks in my day to recharge my emotional batteries. He will help me to turn my eyes toward Him, and not the distractions and worries that are robbing me of rest.
God invites us to bring our burdens to Him. He knows that we sometimes get tired and struggle to positively express ourselves. I am humbled and grateful that He still accepts and embracing me as I am and that He offers to carry my load with me.
Knowing that the Lord is close to me right now gives rest to my soul. I need to receive His gift of rest with faith.
“ Whoever rests in the shadow of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress,my God in whom I trust.”
Psalm 91:1-2. NIV.
Corrie Ten Boom once said, “ if you look at the world you will be distressed. I f you look at yourself you will be depressed, if you look to God you will be at rest.”
🙏. Father God, thank You for the rest You provide. We do not have to look at the world , or even ourselves, only You provide true rest. My faith rests in You and Your Son and Spirit. It is in Jesus’ name that i pray.