Find rest my soul
Text: Matthew 11:28-30
Finding rest in such a weary world can seem impossible. And honestly if we look to the world, we will never find that rest.
True rest comes from one place alone, Almighty God. He will give his heavy ladened children rest. He will give us rest because He is gentle and lowly in heart. He will give rest to us because His yoke is easy and His burden is light. The weight of this world that we allow to weigh us down does not weigh down our GOD! He never gets weary. He never gets tired.
He asks us over and over again in His word to lay our burdens at his feet. So why do we have a constant need to pick them back up again? So I challenge you today! I challenge you to lay down those burdens.
Lay down the weight of your sin and accept the gift of salvation that has already been offered to you freely. Lay down the financial worry that is clouding your mind and causing your anxiety. He cares for His own. He even feeds the sparrows and He loves you so much more! Lay down the guilt of your addiction. Bring your struggle to the Lord and release your addictive behavior to Him. Lay down your failing marriage. God is the only one who can “fix” what is broken. Lay it all down, every weight and sin that so easily entangles you and run the race with patience (Hebrews 12:1).
Hillside United wrote the song, “Still” and it sums up our entire study of Rest for the Weary.
Find rest my soul in Christ Alone. Know His power. In quietness and trust. When the oceans rise and thunders roar I will soar with you above the storm. Father you are King over the flood. I will be still and know are God.
Find rest my weary friend in God our creator, our provider, our refuge, our stability, our strength, our haven, our rescuer, our Savior, our trustworthy KING who never grows weary!