The 59th day – Restless soul
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. ” — Matthew 11:28
Recently I haven’t slept well, especially these two days. It seems there are lots of things going on in my mind that gives me no rest. Even though when I close my eyes, the things are like a movie, loops and loops in my head. I don’t know how to stop it, sometimes, I just pray that God will give me rest.
Today, in Matthew 11:28, Jesus’ words are speaking into my heart. They like the light in the darkness, hope in the hopeless. His words comfort me:
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.”
You must wonder, who is this Jesus, how can he has the power to give you complete rest? How can he be so sure that his yoke is easy and his burden is light? the bible reveals the answer in Matthew11:27
27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
Jesus teaches that he has received all things from the Heavenly Father. He reveals the father to us! Once we have a had an intimate, direct revelation of the Father’s love, all striving becomes easy and the burden becomes light. From Mark Stibbe’s own words: “Instead of resting from work, we work from rest!”
May God give you rest in times of restless just as he has given me!