Time To Rest

by | Dec 28, 2019

Matthew 11:28  Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.


Often, part of the reason we feel “heavy laden” is because we are trying to do everything in our own strength instead of taking it to God!  You want to rest from the struggle, but you won’t give it to Him.  

I seem to have a tendency to take over when I don’t see God moving.  It isn’t that I consciously make the decision to take over; sometimes I just wake up and realize that the reason I feel overwhelmed is that, once again I have picked up the burden myself to try to work things out!

2 Timothy 1:7 tells us, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”  The Spirit of God that dwells within us already possesses these qualities, they are not things we have to strive for.  We just need to allow God to lead and we need to rest in Him.  Stop trying to do it all yourself and rest in Him.  Be intentional in trusting God to work in and through you.  Make the conscious decision to trust Him with everything you are facing!  God has given us the Holy Spirit to give us His strength and to guide us, but God is a gentleman and He will not force you to follow Him or to rest in Him, you have to make the daily choice.

I would like to encourage you today, to give it all to Him and then allow yourself to rest in His promises.  Hold on to Who He is, He loves you and He wants His best for you.  His timing and His answers are perfect whether or not we understand them.  You don’t have to feel “heavy laden” today, the choice is yours!  He wants to carry your burdens and he will mend your wounded heart if you will just give it all to Him!  With this new year coming up, make the decision today to trust Him with it all!

Quote:  “It’s not what happens to me, it’s what happens in me.  It’s not the size of the problem, but how I handle the problem when I fall.”  Greg Horn


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  1. Roberta Smith

    Tine to rest….how is a women supposed to give it all to God?

    • Janet Scott

      Hey Roberta, It is a journey. Part of that journey is allowing God to reveal to us our priorities. So often as women we feel as though we have to do everything and we must get it all done every day and sometimes that is just impossible. Realizing when we are trying to do too much and allowing God to show us what we need to accomplish and what is just too much is where we have to begin. We must begin in the areas that we seem to be the most overwhelmed in. None of us can do it all. Ask God to show you what your priorities need to be and ask Him for the strength to get done what needs to be done. It is so important to do your best to take care of yourself as well, I know that isn’t always possible and that is when we really need to ask God to help us discern what needs to go in our lives.