"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." Matthew 11:28-30
Have you ever been so tired that you couldn't rest? Have you ever exhausted...physically, emotionally, spiritually? Have you ever been to that place where everything seemed to cave in on you? I think we all get tired at times. And whether the exhaustion is physical, emotional, or spiritual, it is something we need to deal with quickly before it gets the best of us. As Christ followers, we need to turn to Jesus...not only for forgiveness and restoration but also for rest. In Matthew 11, Jesus told His followers to come to Him and He would give them rest for their souls. In Isaiah 40:28-31, we find that we serve a great God...one who never tires. "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." I don't know about you, but I need God's strength in my life...physically, emotionally, and spiritually. My hope is in the Lord, not in myself. If you are tired, maybe you should find a place that is quiet and still. Call out to God and place your hope in Him. Jesus said that He will give you rest. Are you tired??? Will you trust Jesus to give you rest???