You know the kind of tired that is mind numbing fatigue that somehow winds you up, but you can’t actually sleep well. The kind that wears your body down and exhausts you inside and out.
Life is so busy these days with certain expectations, normal church busyness and then sick kiddos. The house never cleans itself and the laundry seems to reproduce like rabbits. Even mindless television seems to require energy. Yet I continue to push forward and do my best. You know, care for the children, cook the meals, but, if I’m honest, some areas don’t get much attention (thank you, dry shampoo!).
It’s during these times that I really need to learn to rest in Christ.
Matthew chapter 11 verse 28 is a promise, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” But it also has a condition: Come to me.
Isn’t it ironic when I’m worn down coming to Jesus may be the last thing on my mind or on my agenda? But I must.
I need rest. More than just physical sleep (because that would be wonderful!). Spiritual and mental rest that eases my soul and brings comfort to my anxiety.
My guess is that many of you reading this also feel your own fatigue. Perhaps finances have you stressed, maybe you’re struggling with a child or a parent. Or you’ve gotten bad news…again. I don’t know where you are, but I know that if you come to Jesus. You will find the rest you need.
My God, today we cry out to you from a place of complete exhaustion and helplessness. We need you to find the rest we so desperately need. I ask this as much for me as for the women reading this. Send us the rest that you desire for us and help us to carry on with the demands of our lives. Thank you for always caring for even the things that we think don’t really matter to you. You care about it all. In Your name, Amen.