Where can we find it?
Elusive, so temporary, fleeting – the rest the world offers.
A vacation or day to do nothing doesn’t really offer the true rest my heart needs.
Can I find rest in a time of uncertainty, stress, concerns that pile up? Jesus said I can. The rest He’s offering is a deep, spiritual, soul-filling, healing rest and I want it. As I drive home today I’m going to spill it all out to Him. He said it was okay!
He said, “Come.” I’m coming.
He said, “all you who are weary.” I’m weary.
He said, “you who are heavy laden.” I feel weighed down by a lot of thoughts, questions, concerns, and some hurt in my heart.
He said, “Come and learn of me, for I am gentle and humble in heart.” I can even hear Him say, “I won’t belittle you for coming, I won’t tell you to just deal with it, I won’t turn you away even if you come again and again.”
He gave His word: “you will find rest.” Not you just might find rest, but you WILL. I need it, Lord. Please keep your word. Not only for me but for those I love, those on my heart. Please help us to find your rest.
(This promise is found in Matthew 11:28)