As you flop your desperately-needing-a-pedicure toes on the floor and roll your flanneled-pajama-self out of bed, how does your soul greet you?
Refreshed or weary?
Calm or anxious?
With anticipation or with dread?
A few years ago, I found myself with everything I had dreamed of: loving husband, 3 awesome, growing and healthy boys, a beautiful home, generous and dear friends, and a supportive church family.
Crazy enough…regardless of those storybook blessings, my soul was weary and tired. I felt “blah” and “in a funk.” I was apathetic to the things of God. My bookshelves were full of bible studies, devotionals, journals of years gone by, but my heart was barren, empty, dry.
Refreshment (true heart-rest) is not an illusive mystery or an unattainable goal.
It is very simply and solidly found in Jesus.
Jesus said, Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:26, NIV
He invites you and me.
Jesus extends an open invitation to any weary-hearted person for refreshment.
He tells us to come.
Are we willing to abandon our own efforts and know-how, to surrender our way of doing things, to let go of what we think is right and best and simply, desperately, empty-handedly reach out and connect with Him?
He promises us rest.
How beautiful. Rest is found with Him. And by resting with Him, we will find our weary souls refreshed.
Will you join me…
…in discovering the relevant application of hope that He offers- personally, intimately, and powerfully- through His Word?