“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)
This is from Jesus. He was dealing with people that had just shrugged Him off (Matthew 11:20-30 (MSG)) with unforced Grace! He was talking to them about doom and then stopped to pray. Once he had prayed, He then resumed with tenderness.
The hard part in life is to make our will His and to completely die to self. If you do this what are you saying? Are you acting like Jesus? So many times we try to leave when pain comes! We talk about it is “me time” and being a doormat to a person is not fair.
Jesus ask, “if you are tired and worn out?”. Basically, do you have nowhere to go even religion? He then states to go to Him.
If you are being abused, in pain, and completely exhausted I challenge you to:
- Tell God you are sorry for anything you have done wrong!
- Tell God you are done and that He owns it all!
- Tell God He is Lord of your life because you have nothing to offer!
- Tell God no matter what happens you want His will to occur!
- Tell God you trust Him for everything, even the air you are breathing!
I have been at a place I was trying to fix and control everything. When all else had failed, I went to God completely broken and meant what I said for probably the first time! When I did this, I could feel that He was there to keep me company and no matter how much I wanted to die, he would take care of me inside and out!
Thank you Jesus for saving me!
Do you have a problem trusting God? Are you willing to allow God to restore your life?
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)Do You Believe? Questions, Share, Email, Facebook, Resources Support Do You Really Believe: Christianbook.com
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