July 23, 2019

Rest For The Weary

Written by Shana Schutte

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – July 23, 2019

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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

God’s plan for His people includes rest of soul. He wants to refresh your mind, will, and emotions.

What’s so awesome about Christ’s call to come in Matthew 11:28 is that He isn’t calling you to a religious tradition. He isn’t calling you to a church, or a particular religious method of prayer. He isn’t calling you to a theological system. He’s calling you to Himself. 

“Come to me,” he says. 

He is opening His arms and waiting to envelope you in His love. There is healing, truth, and hope in His love.  

When you want to lay down and want to quit and give up on life, He is saying “Come to me.”

When your kids aren’t behaving how you desire and you’re carrying the burden of worry for them, He is saying, “Come to me.” 

When you’re tired of following religious rules, and you’re tired of trying to prove that you’re good enough for God, He is saying, “Come to me.” 

When your mate is struggling with unemployment.

When your finances are a mess.

When work is tiring you out. 

When coworkers are testing your patience. 

When social media is exhausting.

When your marriage is in trouble. 

When a special friend betrays you. 

When you feel ashamed, worried, anxious, frustrated, or angry. . . 

He is saying, “Come to me.” 

He wants to help you carry the burden that you can’t carry on your own. 

We will always have burdens to bear in this life. But He wants to make your load lighter so you aren’t crushed under the weight. His yoke is easy. His burden is light. 

His call isn’t for people who seem holier than others. It’s not for the nicest Christians or those who have the prettiest histories. It’s not for those who look like they have it together. It’s not only for the spiritually mature or those who have been walking with Him the longest. It’s for everyone.

It’s for me.

It’s for you. 

It’s for all who are weary and heavy laden.

Are you weary? Do you feel burdened, tired, burned out and worn out?  

The beloved Savior is calling.

“Come to me.” 

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. (Jeremiah 17:7)

Prayer

Lord, how I praise you that I can come to you. I am in awe that you would want me to come to you. I am so thankful that I get to come to you. You are my personal, loving Savior and friend. Thank you, Lord.


Application

Do you have a burden? Answer his call to come. He’s waiting to give you the rest you need.


Related Reading

Psalm 25:11; Psalm 34:4; Luke 1:37


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