Don't worry. I WILL get to the thankful part. Bear with me.
The phone rings with some new opportunity for service and because I want to do everything for Jesus (though I haven't actually asked Him about it), I immediately say "yes." Before I know it, burdens are piling up around me, and soon I feel overwhelmed. I cry out, "God, why do you place such heavy burdens on me? I can't carry all of this? I am so weary all the time."
And He gently answers,
Matthew 11:28-29 “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 in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
I am weary because I have not been walking in stride with Jesus. I am burdened because I have taken on things He never meant for me to carry. His burden is light and His yoke is easy. There's no fear of what He might ask me to do because He will give me rest and He cares for this little soul of His.
Thank You Jesus for Your rest. For your light burdens and for your easy yoke.
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