Rest easy

I know you! I know that you are feeling bogged down so much so that you want to cry yourself to sleep. Feeling as though you can’t take another step. The amount of stress that you place on your shoulders is so overbearing that your knees are about to buckle. You don’t want to tell people, “NO”, because others are counting on you to be the strong one. So you do and do until there isn’t any room left for you and your basic needs. This causes you to worry, stress, and fill your mind with doubt which is wear the devil wants you. I know this person because that person is me. Please don’t stress because there’s a way out and He’s closer than you know. God is with us in every situation and in every moment. Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with You; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. I know that in my case I pile too much on my shoulders, God never does. Imagine if we came to God with prayer asking him what we should do? Do you think we’d be burdened down as we are at this very moment? Philippians 4:4-7 rejoice in the lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus. We are to come to Jesus with all of our problems, all of our worries, stresses and fears laying them at his feet and asking him to take control of our day. Asking what He wants us to do and not what we feel obliged to do for others, because his plan is way better than any plan we can lay out for ourselves. So if you are feeling extremely frustrated today and overwhelmed and I want you to remember this scripture. Matthew 11: 28-30 ” Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble and heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” This is a beautiful piece of scripture! It reminds us that no matter where we are or what we’re thinking about we can always trade our burdens with His. I challenge you today to unload your shoulders giving you lighter feet and ease in your mind. Join me in prayer this morning. Dear heavenly father thank you so much for yet another beautiful day. We ask and pray that you organize our day for us showing us what to do and when to do it that way we are not taking on too much for ourselves and others. Help us to look to you in any and all situations for guidance and understanding. We give you all of our worries, stresses, and fears, so that we can better serve you. Thank you for always being with us, in us, and around us, and for always answering our prayers. In Jesus precious name, Amen!

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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