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.
I am a busy, work-at-home mom. I wear many hats and have a lot of responsibilities. I often do not get enough sleep; (who am I kidding, I never get enough sleep.)
I am weary.
I am physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally weary.
It is time for me to find rest in Him.
Why does it always take me until I am so drained I can hardly move before I decide that I need to take it to Him and find rest? Why do I not just do this daily?
I am sure I would not grow quite so weary if I just gave it all to Him, every day, as He asks me too.
Unfortunately, I tend to be a stubborn child and it takes a lot of poking and prodding for me to lay it all down.
I am grateful and I am thankful that I do have a place to lay it all down. I am so incredibly blessed that I have a Father who will take my weariness upon Himself.
During my bible study last week, It was brought to my attention that God intends for us to rest. He placed the Sabbath in our weekly lives for a reason. He knows we need rest. Rest from the world. Rest from the busyness. Rest from ourselves.
Our Savior himself even took time away from his duties for rest.
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
Rest is not an option.
Without rest, our spirits and bodies grow weary.
Without rest, we are unable to pour out into others.
Rest is a necessity.
We need to embrace it.
We need to rest.
Now excuse me, I think I’m going to go take a nap.