Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
What a beautiful invitation Jesus gives us. If you are weary, if you are carrying heavy burdens, if you aren’t at your best, don’t run from me thinking you aren’t good enough. No! Come to me. Come with the bags under your eyes, come with your stooped back, come with your empty tank and let me restore you.
He knows what it is to be weary, He knows what it is to carry heavy burdens, and He longs to give us rest. Will we take up His invitation and enjoy His rest? Or will we struggle on in wilful independence, missing out on the gift of rest He so desires to give us?
God, please help me to put aside my wilful independence and come to you. Help me recognise and respond to your invitation when I find myself weary and burdened. Thank you Jesus that you care about my rest. Amen.
Written by Beth Waugh