1. For When You Feel Weary and Drained
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
Maybe the struggles you’re facing have seemed far too difficult for a long time now. Maybe you feel stuck and tired. If it’s hard to see what God is doing and how He could ever use a situation for good in your life, be assured that He is able. He is near you in every difficult season. And right in the heat of hard times, He’s hiding you under the shadow of His wings. You may not even be fully aware, but He is watching over you constantly.
He reminds us in His word, that nothing is too difficult for Him. His power is greater than whatever we face, and He will lift us out of that place we feel stuck. Because He has new places for us to walk. He’s giving us fresh hope, new purpose, and renewed strength today. We can stop looking back because we’re not going that way. May God help us to listen for His voice behind us saying, “This is the road; walk in it.”
Thank you that your yoke is easy, and your burden is light. Thank you for promising to give all of us who feel worried, rushed, and pressured rest and peace for our souls if we'll just come before you. Thank you Lord, for you already know all that concerns us, and you care. We’re so grateful for your reminder that we don't have to carry it all on our own. Forgive us for the times we’ve tried to fix things in our own power, or not taken the time to rest, or not come to you first with our needs and burdens. Thank you for seasons of refreshing that come from your Spirit, filling us with joy, covering us as a shield, and leading us forward with hope. Help us to slow down, fix our eyes on you, and remember where our true peace and strength are found.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.
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