Rest and Recovery

““Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28-29‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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Jesus invites you to come and bring your burdens to Him because He knows what you can carry and what you can’t. The thing is that we aren’t designed to carry the responsibility of everyone and everything on our shoulders. When we do, our life will get out of alignment like our bodies do when we carry too much weight for an extended amount of time:

Anxiety increases

Relationships suffer

Our health gets depleted

Simple things become overwhelming

Jesus offers us rest, not just physically but mentally and spiritually. Resting in Him means that we allow Him to work on our behalf. It demands that we increase our trust in His Sovereignty and decrease our self-dependence and reliance.

Carrying the extra burdens that are associated with the broken, fallen world that we are surrounded by, will inherently bring us down. Jesus wants to lift us up. He wants to give us an Oasis in Him,

Maybe today your burden is a result of you taking on the responsibility of another person. Trust that God is working in their lives as much as He is working in yours. Let them take responsibility of their own decisions. You empower them in that place as you allow them to go through what they need to go through in order to see the consequences of their actions.

Rest in Jesus and He will sustain you. He will be your recovery.

Let’s pray

Dear Jesus

I thank you that you are in control of every situation and that you offer me rest from getting involved with them all. I trust you. Even though what I see, breaks my heart- I know that all things work together for good to those who love you. I love you Jesus. Give me rest in my mind and in my heart as I lay these burdens at your feet:

List your burdens to Him:

I commit these requests to you in Jesus name

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