Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Rest. It's a common theme lately.

There are two different kinds: physical rest--hey it's getting late. Better go to bed!

And spiritual rest--rest in your soul, in your heart. Rest for your weary mind. Who couldn't use a little of that lately?

We worry. About finances, school, about our jobs or our bosses, our kids or their friends. We worry about the consequences of our actions of those of others around us. We wonder if God sees.

He does.

And Jesus can give you rest. He doesn't promise to take all the worrisome problems away. He said we'll have tribulation while we're in the world (see John 16:27), but He also said to take heart, because He overcame, and He invites us to overcome.

Some of the most beautiful words in Scripture, the most loved, are these:

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. ~ Jesus (Matthew 11:28-29)

Next time you're feeling overwhelmed, soul deep, turn to Jesus. He wants us to leave our worries with Him:

Cast your cares upon Him for He cares for you. (see 1 Peter 5:7)

Find your rest in Him.

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