In Matthew 11, Jesus says…
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Boy do I need that now!!!
Look at what’s going on in the world right now… earthquakes, tsunamis, wars, unrest, upheaval, arguing, attacks on religion, attacks on morals, death, disease, firings, etc, etc, etc. I don’t know whether it actually is worse than it used to be (in “the good old days”), but it sure seems like it. I can’t think of time that I’ve ever been as weary as I feel right now.
I feel right now like I can’t ever concentrate on anything (and I don’t have ADD!). I’m being constantly pulled from one crisis to another. My patience is wearing thin, and it’s showing in my relationships with other people. Instead of wanting to chip in and help, I feel like I just want to curl up in a fetal position and crawl back into bed.
By Jesus says, “Come to me… and I will give you rest”. How true. How abundantly true.
Now, I won’t say I’m doing it right now, but I sure as heck know that I should be. I try, but there goes another distraction.
Today in my devotional time I prayed, “Dear Lord, help me to focus on the things that matter, and leave the rest in Your hands.” I think it’s working. My problems haven’t gone away, but I’m convinced he’s in control, and I know that that’s what really matters.
TTFN (and back to work!!)