Genuine Rest!

“Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives. The burden that I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30‬ ‭NCV‬‬

The impossible load that we carry each day can be unbearable. We call it anxiety, stress, depression, or even an I don’t care attitude. Jesus is asking you to give all your heavy burdens to him. Some baggage is light, some are heavy, but when you put them all together you are being crushed under an invisible load of problems. You are downhearted and it is hard to function when you are mentally, and emotionally broken.

Jesus is standing at your heart’s door asking you to surrender your burdens and problems to him. Then you will enjoy the true peace that is offered to you. So think of things above the sun (God) and not below the sun (Earth), your spiritual, mental, and emotional health will be transformed.

“Think only about the things in heaven, not the things on earth.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭NCV‬‬

“Do not be shaped by this world; instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭NCV‬‬

Let God carry your load! With God all things are possible.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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