COME TO ME, ALL WHO ARE WEARY AND BURDENED AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST – Matthew 11:28
This promise starts with a compassionate invitation that he gives to all, not just a select few…but we must accept the invitation, if we wish to see the promise fulfilled. Jesus is a Savior who fully understands our humanness. He understands what it is like to be weary. He understands what it is like to deal with the burdens and effects of sin we must face in this life.
God makes a way for us to handle our burdens. He offers to set us free from our heavy loads. He offers to set us free from the burden of sin and death. He doesn’t ask us to carry anything by ourselves. He doesn’t ask us to muddle through on our own strength. He doesn’t tell us to toughen up, man up, or prove to Him how strong we are. He tells us lovingly and simply, to come to Him. He offers us true compassion and understanding of our strengths, weaknesses and failures. He offers to carry the heavy weights that we are too weak to carry on our own. He offers to replace our weakness with His own strength. He offers us to step inside of His abilities, so we can find His peace and rest. No one can offer what He does.
Friends, don’t try to tough things out by yourself. Don’t give your burdens to the Lord and then take them back. Don’t think you have anything to prove… or that you have to earn His love or approval. He paid the price and He freely gives. He is standing waiting with outstretched arms to all who will accept His offer. Reach out and enter into His rest today.
©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay
HAVE YOU NOT KNOWN? HAVE YOU NOT HEARD? THE EVERLASTING GOD, THE LORD, THE CREATOR OF THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, DOES NOT FAINT OR GROW WEARY; THERE IS NO SEARCHING OF HIS UNDERSTANDING. HE GIVES POWER TO THE FAINT AND WEARY AND TO HIM WHO HAS NO MIGHT HE INCREASES STRENGTH [CAUSING IT TO MULTIPLY AND MAKING IT TO ABOUND] – Isaiah 40: 28-29 AMP
The Hebrew word for weary means faint or exhausted, especially emotionally and spiritually. We become weak and weary when we try to do things in our strength. God created us and He knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows that we daily need to come to Him to be filled with His power and might and to renew our strength. He knows that there are difficulties and trials that we just can’t bear on our own… we just are not equipped. Adversity reveals our frailty and our great need for God.
God could have created us so that we would only need to be filled once with His power and then we would be good to go for the rest of our lives. But God didn’t create us that way, because He wants us to lean on Him and to rely on Him…to depend on Him to provide just as a father provides for His children’s daily needs. We can’t sleep enough in one day to last for a week, or eat enough food in one day to last for a week… in so many areas of our lives, God made us to receive what we need, one day at a time.
Be encouraged friend, if you are feeling weak and weary today, there is a promise waiting to be claimed with your name on it. Don’t wait another minute to find rest, to be renewed and strengthened. Enter into His presence and be filled!
© Debbie Kay, Hope For The Broken Hearted