Yes, who doesn’t like to take a nap and wake up refreshed?
In today’s world of Covid and disharmony, we need “rest” now more than ever.
People are hurting.
People are dying.
We see it every day on the news.
We try to compensate by being everything to everyone, when what we should do is so simple.
We need to rest.
God’s Word tells us what to do when we are weary and heavy laden.
During my illness, I had plenty of time to lie in bed and think.
Sometimes my prayers would be orderly while other times I would ramble on and on, not making a cohesive prayer, …but I know God heard me.
And I would feel His presence as I bowed before Him in the stillness and darkness of my bedroom.
I would tell Him of my sorrows.
I would say ‘I can’t bear this burden anymore’ and His Word in Matthew 11:28-30 would come to me …..“for my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
You see, There is still a yoke and burden to carry, although He has made it lighter.
So if we are suffering in some way in our daily lives, we should follow the Lord and take the yoke and learn from Him.
I will admit there were times I would be in the middle of an earnest prayer, asking for strength and wisdom and discernment and I would drift off to sleep without finishing my prayer.
He gave me rest when I needed it most.
It was a complete surrender.
God knows our every need.
He knows every loss we feel.
Psalm 56:8 tells us that God keeps track of our sorrows and collects our tears and records each and every one.
He knows every temptation, every injustice, and yes, even our desires.
And He knows our pain.
Jesus suffered incredible pain as He hung on the cross and there was a purpose which was revealed on the third day as the stone was rolled away and the tomb was empty.
My dear friends, there is purpose in our suffering, whether it be an illness or just the daily battle of what ever troubles us today.
Give that burden to God.
And He will give you rest.
All you have to do is ask Him.