"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
When we are tired and weary, when we are overwhelmed, when we are burdened down, when we are laboring under a heavy load, we have one desire--- get out from under it. We want rest; we want to be free; we want peace. Well, it is possible to have it. The key is found in these three words-- "Come unto Me".
"Come" is the condition to receiving the rest and peace that we need. Many lack it because they won't come. The word come is an action verb. It means there is something you have to do. It means you can't just sit there and expect the burden to be lifted. The woman with the issue of blood didn't stay seated in her sickness, she got up and went to Jesus. When she did, she was healed. The disciples didn't keep bailing water in the storm, they went to Jesus and cried out for His help. When they did, the storm stopped. Blind Bartimaeus got up from where he was seated and went to Jesus. When he did, he received his sight.
The Lord has given you the answer, He has given you the key, He has given you the condition and the solution to finding the rest from the heavy burden you are bearing. But you can't just keep sitting there and do nothing. You can't just sit still and hope it will change. You have to make a move toward Jesus. You have to accept His invitation to "come" to Him. When you draw near to Him, He will draw near to you. And as you do, He will give you rest.
Have a great day. The key to finding rest and peace is to get up and come to Jesus, not continue to sit there and hope it will change.
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