~ June 28, 2020 – Evening Devotional ~
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart: and yea shall find rest unto your souls
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
~ Matthew 11:28-30, KJV ~
Struggles and challenges of our lives may leave us feeling drained, exhausted, and lacking in strength and endurance. We may find ourselves emotionally bankrupt. Disappointment and discouraged. A sense of shame and guilt suffocating us. This leaves each one of us feeling restless, disoriented, and tossed too and fro with the worries, anxieties, and cares of this world. Have we forgotten the source of our strength? The power from which we are able to draw from? Our Heavenly Father is the source of our energy and power.
There is a grave disservice we do to ourselves and our families. Our co-workers, and others within our community when we do not enter into a time of rest. The God of all things established a day of rest. A rest from the work that we do. A rest from those things that may be troubling to our hearts and minds. Spiritual growth and discipline require that we enter in and observe a time of rest. A time where we check in and spend time in the service of our Heavenly Father. A time to focus solely on Him and him alone. A time to meditate.
While we are encouraged to do this daily. The Lord decreed that when we enter into the day of rest, our hearts will be glad. Our burdens will be lightened. Let us take delight in our time of rest.