Can anyone relate when I say I LOVE to be comfortable?
As I sit here writing this email, I am very happily curled up in a comfy chair, with my shoes off, a blanket on my lap and a hot tea by my side. This is my happy place. This is the real me. This is when I feel especially close to God.
We live in a world that tends to move way too fast. I have often felt the pressure of trying to do more than I was made to do. And I know many of you can relate. We work more hours to provide for our family that we love in a home we are proud to have, all the while, being distracted from the true source of joy we are working so hard to provide for. Missing moments of fun or quality time while outsourcing ourselves to commitments or extra activities that spread us too thin.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Rest for our souls. This is what we all need. Yes, we all have jobs to do. Errands to run. Responsibilities to tend to and roles to play out. But we were never meant to do it on our own.
We were never meant to do it our way.
Psalms 91:1-2 says, “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord : He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.”
We take Jesus along with us as we tend to the responsibilities we are blessed to have. As we work our jobs. As we love our spouses and children. As we fellowship with friends and family.
So don’t rush through the good stuff. Let yourself be comfy. Take time to sit and curl up and spend time in the presence of our Mighty Savior. You are His child. He takes delight in you. He wants to help you every step of the way. No burden is too heavy. No problem too big. Just take a deep breath and enjoy being with your heavenly Father. Remember, His yoke is easy and the burden is light. Enjoy!