“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
Wow, do I need rest! The past two months have been filled with one piece of drama after another. Yesterday I woke up to a busted hot water heater and water everywhere. I spent most of the day emptying buckets, using a wet vac to get up the puddles, and wondering how much water is 50 gallons? Of course, I was reminded of God’s faithfulness as I saw the things that did not get water on them and as I thought of how it would have been if my husband had been out of town. I had to rest in God last night and trust Him to provide what we needed.
Perhaps you are also going through your own dramas. Are you feeling inadequate? Are you frustrated? Are you weary and burdened? Stop what you are doing right now, and tell God about it (yep, just say it out loud). Ask Him to teach you, ask Him for rest, ask Him to gently lead you. Then, take a deep breath and trust Him to do those things. Don’t worry about the how and when–just trust. This is an action of faith, and God will not disappoint!