Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. NKJV
Where do we go when we are tired from our labors, our jobs, our responsibilities, our distresses? Many of us try to find a few days for vacation, or a few hours of relaxation; or, in severe cases, we crawl under the covers and refuse to come out. Some turn to addicitve behaviors–comfort foods, alcohol, TV.
But, true rest can only come from Jesus.
For without me ye can do nothing. KJV
We cannot even find rest for our soul apart from Him.
This is more than just a ‘salvation’ verse. This was written for believers. Believers too often are burdened with life. They, too, need to find rest for their soul.
Take your care to Him. Tell him how weary you are. Roll all your care onto Him for He cares for you.
Learn to give your care to Jesus before it becomes more than you can bear. Tell Him everything you are concerned about on a daily basis~a moment-by-moment basis. Learn how to take it to the Lord in prayer.
Begin today. Right now. Stop and tell the Lord how tired you are of doing it your way. Then, let it go. See yourself sitting at His feet the way Mary did (Luke 10:38-42).
The dishes will get done. The floors will be swept. The laundry will be put away. The grass will be mowed. The garage will be straightened. The oil will get changed. The house will be painted.
But all this wil be done in rest without struggle if you give it to the Lord first.
How much easier our life would be if we would only learn to commit our way to Him in all things at all times.