Finding True Rest

Matthew 11:28-30 & Philippians 4:4-9
“She lays down all the pieces of her existence at my feet, day after day. She brings whatever burdens she is carrying and she unloads them all to me. She knows she is loved, and she can rest because there is rest in love.” This quote came from a portion of a book that was written from the perspective of God. I find these words to be a beautiful and comforting reminder of how much God loves us. God does not want us to carry around the burdens of life on our shoulders. “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalms 91:1-2.
In order for these words to sink into our hearts and into our lives, we must trust. We need to truly unload our burdens to Jesus in order to find that rest. We need to be like, “okay God, I really do trust you with this.” Only then can we really find that rest. Rest does not mean that we will suddenly be free from all hassles or tough situations. It means that we are trusting God to free us from being emotionally bothered by them. Those problems, those nuisances, those burdens will still be there. They will still sneak up on us, but let God CARRY them for you.
Make It Personal:
Is trusting hard for you? I know it is not easy. I know it is easy to fall into anxiety and blindly grasp anything that we think we can have control over. Unfortunately some of us have had negative experiences with trust in humans. Always remember that God is the only one that can completely meet our expectations. Only God can give our soul what it needs. Only God can love us absolutely and completely.
Do I give my burdens to the father?
Do I trust that he will always be there for me?
Remember: True rest is found in the shadow of the Almighty God! God is in control!