I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again. I’m not good at resting. My mind prefers to work and ticking off the boxes on my to-do list can seem to be the ultimate satisfying goal. But my to-do list easily becomes my idol and expectations (usually self imposed) become more important than walking daily with Jesus. I’m still trying to figure out what this means practically for me. Finding that balance between productivity and trusting in the ultimate care of my gracious savior. Struggling against the lie in my head that tells me I’m lazy or unworthy, when I know that I am a beloved child of God. Coming to a place where rest is not guilt inducing but instead sweet and rejuvenating.
Please pray with me and know you’re not alone if you also struggle to find peace and rest. Know that you’re not alone if a call to create margin in your life induces anxiety and worry. Know that we were not created to bear the burden and weight of the world on our own shoulders.
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”