"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
Do you ever feel like life is just too much to handle? Do you feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? If so, I have good news for you: Jesus is here to give you rest.
In Matthew 11:28, Jesus says, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." He doesn't say, "Come to me, all you who have it all together and are feeling great." He says to come to Him when we're weary and burdened, when we feel like we can't go on.
The truth is, we all have times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed and exhausted. We try to carry our burdens on our own, but it's just too much. That's why Jesus invites us to come to Him. He wants to take our burdens from us and give us rest.
But how do we do that? How do we come to Jesus and find rest? The first step is to acknowledge that we need Him. We need to recognize that we can't do it all on our own, and that we need His help. Then, we need to actually go to Him. We need to spend time in prayer, reading His word, and listening for His voice.
When we come to Jesus and give Him our burdens, He doesn't just take them away; He also gives us rest. This rest isn't just physical rest, although that's important too. It's a deep, soul-level rest that comes from knowing that we are loved and cared for by a God who is bigger than our problems. It's a rest that comes from knowing that we don't have to carry our burdens alone.
So if you're feeling weary and burdened today, I want to encourage you to come to Jesus. Spend time in His presence, and give Him your burdens. Let Him give you the rest that your soul craves. And remember that He loves you more than you can imagine, and that He is always there for you, ready to give you the rest you need.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the rest that we find in Jesus. Help us to come to Him with our burdens, and to find the rest that our souls crave. Help us to remember that we don't have to carry our burdens alone, and that you are always there for us. We love you and we trust you, and we thank you for the rest that you give us. In Jesus' name, amen.
Devotional by Shawn & Shanon (Yeshu Ke Geet)