“Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Have you ever said to yourself “Lord, I’m tired? You started something with an expectation of success but you ended up failing. You might give the first failure to not having the right plan, or not having enough resources so you get up start over with a new plan or more help. Nothing can describe this more than starting a diet. Those of you who have struggled at some point in time with weight can feel me on this. It’s call yo-yo dieting. We start and stop to start over again, without seeing any real success and we come to the place where we say, Lord, I’m tired. Tired of trying and failing (herein lies our answer).
Amazingly, it’s not just in physical things but in spiritual things as well. Maybe you’ve tried to stop being angry and bitter but as soon as someone mentions the person or incident that caused you to be anger and bitter once again you find yourself giving way to those feelings of anger and bitterness.
Let’s get off this merry-go-around. You’re tired because you’ve been working so hard, relying on your own efforts to bring you success. That’s usually what happens when you work the flesh, it gets tired. Jesus said “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls” (Matt 11:28-29).
It’s as plain as this, if we stop exerting our flesh, come to Jesus, get connected to Him, allow him to teach us His ways, He will be rest for our souls. It’s so easy, so easy it just might work.