Anyone else out there feeling the weight of all the stuff? Some days the anxious exhaustion hits me before one foot is out of bed. I'm thankful, on those days, that Jesus understands all my loose ends. My favorite version of Matthew 11:28-30 is from The Message:
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
How about you? How does "real rest" sound? Yes, splendid, I know. When I read these verses, I think it's about slowing down the mental pace, just for a few seconds here and there in my day, and breathing deeply, saying "Jesus" out loud or in the quiet of my mind, and, well, pausing to pause.
I hope you find your Rest today!
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