Come All Ye Who are Weary
There are times in my life when I feel so weary. All I can do is to put one foot in front of the other to get anything done. Sometimes that weariness is a result of grief: loss of a relationship, loss of a loved one to death, loss of a dream. It can be so overwhelming at times that I just feel like hiding out in my house and not relating to anyone.
When this happens, I have 2 choices as I see it. One, I can succumb to this weariness and do nothing to get out of it. Believe me that is no fun, I have done it and you may be able to identify with that route. Or two, I can reach out to the one place I know there will be comfort and help…God’s Word.
As we were driving along the highway last week, I passed a sign that we all see when driving long distance: “Rest Area”. My physical needs can be met at a place like this but it made me think of Scripture that suggests a place our spiritual needs can be met as well.
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Jesus bids us to “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.” Where is your secluded place? Do you have a place you can get away to rest from all your work? Do you do it regularly? I am asking myself the same question. It seems to be important to me to have my own place to go and rest and meditate on God’s Word.
So here is my plan. We have a guest room upstairs and my daughter’s room, neither of which get much use now that she is living away from home and living on her own. I will be moving the furniture from the guest room down to the basement, after I clean it up, and preparing an office for myself with a rocking chair where I can come away and be with Jesus. Guests can stay in my daughter’s room from now on with overflow moving downstairs.
What will you do to give yourself permission and a place to rest? Share your ideas below!
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