“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.” [Matthew 11:28-30]

Do you feel as weary and burdened as I do?  It seems that there has been so much “stuff” going on around us in the world lately.  For me personally, it seems that there has been alot going on too.  Friends have been losing loved ones.  Families are falling apart.  Here in Minnesota we have experienced some crazy weather this past week!  Not to mention all the unrest in the world.  Having experienced the failed adoption, I have started to feel like I need to “take on” our adoption more.  I feel I need to be out in the world searching for children to come into our home.   I find my heart being dragged down in too many worries about what I am not doing that I should be.  I have not been praying as I should about all of this.  I don’t sleep well at night anymore because I am stressed about things.

This passage reminds me that God tells me, “Hey, relax!  I’ve got this.  You don’t need to stress because I have it under control.”  I just need to follow Him and give it all to Him.  My hopes, my dreams, my life.  I need to relax and know things will happen when it is God’s timing…not mine.  It is no wonder I don’t sleep well…I am trying so hard to find rest that can only come when I relinquish control.  His yoke is easy and the burden is light which is totally opposite of what I have been doing to myself.  I will find the rest I so desire when I relinquish all my worries to Him.

~ Connie ~


2 thoughts on “Rest

  1. Adoption is a beautiful thing, and what an icon for us of the Gospel! Have you ever considered special needs adoption? There are so many orphans around the globe in need of families. The little ones here especially have my heart:

    Blessings on your continued journey! I pray that God continues to bring you both comfort and healing and that He will grow your family.

    In Christ,


  2. Pingback: Rest? Who Has Time to Rest? | Joyous Bells

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