He will give you rest
The Bible says “28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Today was heavy for me, from the news about Rick and Kay Warren, to a dear sister in the hospital right now fighting for her life, to a movement being started because there are so many enslaved in our world. The trafficking that went on this past weekend right outside my house, to those far and wide who don’t know the LOVE and saving grace of Jesus Christ and then those in my own circle of influence who don’t know Him either.
My heart was burdened.
I know God has called me to help make Jesus’ name famous through writing. It is a dream honestly, but today, I felt 100% helpless! Or 100% unhelpful maybe I should say!
I felt paralyzed by all the pain, all there is to do. I felt like what I do isn’t enough!
I give, I pray, I ask God: “Do you want me to move across the world or should I stay and help in my own neighborhood.”
I know He wants me to write, and as I write that very phrase, I think to myself “what good is that doing Lindsay”
Now I realize, the devil is a LIAR and I was listening! I mean two blogs ago I was writing on how it is so important to stay close to Him and let Him show us. But today, I felt as though I needed to figure it out, I needed to carry the weight of all of these things too.
THEN: I got a text message from a friend who has recently started her walk back towards God, with a new kick in her step, she was encouraged, I could tell! It was the sweetness of God, welcoming His baby girl back home! A perfect Father just loving on His daughter whom had returned home!
Oh, my heart! God is so kind I suddenly remembered.
The Bible says The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Why do I think I have to save them?
At church on Sunday we just talked about when Jesus’s friend Lazarus died and the Bible says in John 11:35 “Jesus wept”
I am comforted by the fact that no matter what happens in all these situations above, Jesus, the Son of God (who is God) cries with us, cries with the ones who cry, the Bible says He is our comforter!
I started to write this blog during my lunch break, as I wrote out the scripture above, I realized “Lindsay, you need to give these burdens to the Lord” they are not for you to carry! Yes, pray, yes give, yes do as God leads, but don’t carry them around with you! “Carry them to Me” said the Lord “and trust I will take care of these also”.
I stepped aside from my day and I prayed, Lord, take these, they are not for me to carry, you will show me, what to do, when to do it, you are my Shepard. I am sorry I “tried to figure it out” AGAIN…
Ah, moment by moment, step by step, when I get overwhelmed I have to remember, He is with me, He will never leave me or forsake me!
I just have to remember, He is there and He will show me!
I figure I am not alone, share below in the comments section your experience in this area!