Rest don’t stress! – Thursday, 30 November
28 Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV
During the Christmas holidays, most people are aiming to rest, relax and refresh. They’ve planned to do nothing, or very little, or they’ve planned to do things that will help them rest. It’s good to take a break now and then from our usual routine, but God wants us to live in a place of continual rest – rest in our hearts.
God’s will for us is rest, not stress – He never wants you to be stressed out or at the end of your rope. The solution to stress is living in His rest.
If you’re experiencing an emotional hernia you have probably picked up something you shouldn’t have or something you were not yet ready to carry. Remember that you were not designed or destined to carry certain things.
Life will give you many opportunities to pick up and carry things that you shouldn’t and so you need to learn to live in the pattern and flow of His rest. Jesus offers us an invitation to come to Him and find rest.
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