Thursday, June 1, 2017

"Rest While Carrying It"

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

This verse is not just a verse, it is an invitation.  It is one of the most comforting invitations in the scriptures.  It is an invitation from the Heavenly Father Himself.  He is inviting you to come to Him.  It isn't a command or suggestion or direction to go to your pastor, to go to your friend, to go to some minister, to go to another person, but to come to Him.  He invites you to come, not to go elsewhere looking for your help and rest.

In His invitation to come to Him, He invites you to bring with you your heavy burdens, your concerns, your pain, those things that are more than you can bear.  He didn't say for you to leave them somewhere else, but He wants you to bring them with you instead.  

In accepting His invitation you will find that there is a promise attached to it--- I will give you rest.  The promise wasn't that He would completely remove the burden-- although He might.  But it is a promise to give you rest while carrying your burden.  It is a promise that the burden will no longer be to heavy to bear.  It is a promise that the burden will not weight you down, it will not overcome you, it will not crush you under its load, it will not destroy you, it will not be more than you can bear, because His perfect rest will be there to carry the burdensome part of the load.

Are you under a heavy load?  Burdens are more than you can bear?  Accept His invitation.  Go to Him.  Let Him give you rest while you are carrying it.  That rest is His peace that passes understanding.

Have a great day.  The Lord Himself invites you into His presence with your heavy burdens so He can give you rest.   

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