From the Rest in God Devotional Series
Today I’m sharing the second devotion in the Rest in God Devotional Series: “Come To Me, All You Who are Weary” on this Blog and on the Podcast.
As usual, the devotion comprises of a focus verse, a short devotion, a couple of questions for reflection and a prayer.
Come to Me All You Who Are Weary – Podcast S1 E2
‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.’
Are you weary today? Do you feel burdened? Does life feel hard? If you answered yes to any of these, you are not alone.
Let me tell you a story that happened to me just yesterday. I felt burdened. Burdened when I thought about the future of my children with the covid-19 situation, burdened when I thought of our future as a family in ministry in a covid-restricted world, and burdened when I worried about my future as a content creator and writer (the digital space is booming).
Yet, as I thought of my burdens, I turned towards God and I felt Him show me to surrender my burdens to Him once again. It felt like I had to do that which a child does when they’re scared. The child holds the hand of their parent for comfort and reassurance because though the child doesn’t know what is happening, the parent does. That’s how it is with me and God. He knows what I don’t. Nothing comes as a surprise to Him. He always knows what’s best for me, for my family and for my situation.
So when I feel burdened by the cares of this world, God calls me to surrender my burdens to Him and He will give me rest. Rest in God is not an absence of activity. It’s an absence of anxiety. And, this absence of anxiety can only come when I recognize that God is sovereign, He is powerful and He loves me.
Questions for reflection
- What Bible verses can you use to help remind you to give your anxiety to God?
- How does knowing that God is sovereign help you let go of anxiety?
Thank you, Jesus, that you call me to cast all my burdens on you. Thank you that your yoke is easy and your burden is light. Thank you that I can trust in You because You are good and You cause all things to work together for my good and Your glory. Help me Lord to encourage my children to cast their burdens on you too. Amen.