MATTHEW 11: 28-30
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly.”
My sister and I have been talking about this verse and how it has popped up just everywhere recently! It is crazy how God puts things in your life when He knows you really need it. This verse is really all about that as well. Sometimes we are so worn out and tired that we think that we don’t have the time or energy for God but in reality God is where we get our energy and peace from.
Instead of carrying all the burdens on ourselves when we are worn out we need to give them to the only one who can really carry them for us. God does not want us to be tired, worn out, and burned out on religion, He wants us to take those circumstances that we are in and trust in Him that He will be with us and He is the one who will get us through. Always be mindful of adding God into your life. He is always there, you just have to acknowledge Him and really spend quality time with him.
It’s when we turn to worldly things is when this goes south. When we turn to anything but God we start to feel that stress, that tiredness. Instead of these worldly desires, we need to turn to things like; the word of God, prayer, and just simply spending time with God, in any way you like to do it. One thing that really makes me feel close to God and lifts a weight off my shoulders is listening to worship music. No matter how busy, stressed, or tired you are this is something everyone can do and I know it always lifts my spirits. Whether I am having a busy day or a bad day I always have my phone near me so there is always an opportunity to be uplifted with worship music.
God says we will live freely and lightly when we keep company with Him. How refreshing is that? God gives us company with Him which is the best thing we can possibly ask for and then He goes and promises us when we do that we will live freely and lightly. This just shows what a giving and loving God He really is. God will never give you something that you can not handle and sometimes that is something that is so hard to grasp when things seem so tough. He has gotten you through every time before so why wouldn’t He do it again? Every situation God puts you in He has done for a reason, either to grow you or to help you grow others.
God has you in the place you are in for a very specific reason. We just need to learn how to rely on Him at all times. Sometimes it seems like too much but God is the one who will give us the energy, the positive mindset, and the one thing that we all need: time with HIM! Turn towards God and He will be there to give you absolutely every single thing that you need while you are here on earth being His disciples.