"Then Jesus said, 'Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.'” (Matthew 11:28-30)
This is probably one of the most comforting Scriptures in the Bible. Come to me. There is hope. There is rest waiting for you with me. Oh, how our weary souls need solace, peace, and true rest. The weight of the world often seems to be resting on our shoulders. The burdens of financial pressures, parenting woes, unreasonable supervisors, gossiping neighbors, troubled marriages, and health concerns can be overwhelming. The exhaustion of wanting to have and do it all while maintaining the perfect work-life balance is ever-present in most of our lives. Just the idea of sitting at the feet of Jesus, not focused on my own worries, fills me with unexplainable peace. But that type of peace and rest is, in fact, available to us, as believers, every single day.
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