A Real Rest

I’m tired.

Is there a mom in the history of the world that isn’t tired??

But it’s more than that.

I’m tired of conflict — between any and everyone (my kids, my friends,  acquaintances, the world!)

I’m tired of dishes and laundry and dusting that all  just laugh in my face because they all know that I’ll be back in just a short time to do it all over again!

I’m tired of feeling like what I do is so small in the grand scheme of things.

I’m tired of being overwhelmed by injustice and feeling helpless to stop it.

I’m tired of pettiness, mean-spiritedness, and bullying.

I’m tired of people saying that they love Jesus and then not loving people.

And I am definitely tired of being tired!!

So how fitting is it today that this is the verse I opened my Bible up to (yes, I did just end that sentence in a preposition…that’s how tired I am!!)?!

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)

Oh I needed this today!

I needed to be reminded that God is in control.

How wonderful is it to think about the “unforced rhythms of grace”? That’s what my soul is longing for today. Today I want to take Him up on His offer and have a real rest with Jesus.

Can you relate today? Are you as tired as I am? What does a “real rest” mean to you? 

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