Thursday, January 19, 2017

"Rest By Invitation"

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."  Matthew 11:28

Are you tired?  Weary? Worn out?  Don't think you can make it any longer?  Are you burdened down with the cares of life?  Responsibilities?  Business affairs?  Dealing with unruly people?  Swamped with work?  Under a heavy load?  There is an answer. 

The answer isn't in positive thinking.  The answer isn't in some sort of self-help technic or program.  The answer isn't to run away from the thing that is burdening you.  The answer isn't in a pill bottle, or substance.  The answer isn't to go hide your head under the covers.  It isn't in a vacation.  You can do these things and they may help temporarily, but it won't be long before the burdens will be back.  If you run from them, eventually you will have to face them-- they will still be there.

So what is the answer?  What is your solution?  How do you get out from under the heavy burdens?  Your answer is found in an invitation.  The Lord God Himself has issued you an invitation to come to Him and give Him your burdens.

If we refuse to accept the invitation we will stay burdened under the heavy load.   If we accept it, we will find freedom and peace.  Responding to the invitation in the affirmative cost you nothing-- except the burdens you are bearing.  But in exchange you will receive His rest and peace. 

Isn't it funny that we will run here and there and try everything we can think of, spend lots of time and money, but yet we won't do the one thing that will give us total peace under the burdens-- "Come unto Me".  When you accept the invitation, the situation may not change but you will.  You will have rest and peace in it.

Have a great day.  Are you heavy burdened?  Accept the Lord's invitation to give you rest. 

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