Lately I have been feeling very exhausted. I am in a very busy season of life right now getting ready for the Fall and working on the new building for our church. It is very easy for me to get down and discouraged when I am feeling this way.
I know that tiredness is a huge trigger in my struggle with depression. Right now I am fighting with everything within me not to go down that familiar road that I have taken so many times.
I realize that a big part of my problem is that I try to do things in my own strength! Today, I read Matthew 11:28-30 and these verses were exactly what I needed to hear.
Here are these verses in a few different translations:
When we come to the Lord we find rest!
We find rest for our souls.
We find rest for our weariness and toil.
We no longer need to be burdened nor weary.
Dear Lord, I praise You for the rest and grace that I find every time I come to You in humble dependence. When I come to You, I am cleansed, sustained, refreshed, and built up. I am so thankful that Your grace is accessed through relationship with You and not through religious performance by me!
What does Matthew 11:28-30 mean to you?