Devotion: Rest

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28‭-‬30 NKJV

Come to Me, were the first words on my mind a few minutes ago. Jesus invites us to come to Him and receive rest. Psalm 55:22 says if we cast our burden on the Lord, He will sustain us. God never intended for us to walk alone; that is why Jesus said the Father would send the Holy Spirit. He is our comforter, teacher, and counselor.

The yoke of Jesus is one of loving obedience and communion with the Father. When we spend time in the Scripture, and when we submit our requests to the Lord, rolling our care onto Him, we will find rest.

Hebrews tells us we have a High Priest who can sympathize with our weakness. Jesus is at the right hand of the Father, praying for us. We can take comfort in that. Life may have ups and downs, but He will be with us through it all.

REFLECT:

1 Peter 5:6-10 NKJV “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

Read Psalm 23.

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