We all go through periods in our life when we feel weary, overwhelmed by different circumstances around us, tired of our dailiness. We just feel that we want to give up, we can not handle the heaviness of our burdens. We tend to feel useless, worthless….
I know I have felt this way in the past and even now in the present. I have left the window of my ears slightly open and I have been hearing these words of discouragement whispering to me. ” You have been unemployed for 4 years now, and the way things are here in Greece, and at your age (41) you will never find a job.” What about your writing? There are so many others much better than you are at this. Who is going to read what you write? Your English is not as good as others.” “So, what do you do all day? You take care of the house and the family. So, in other words you have become a maid” ” Do you think all you do is appreciated? Your weight loss journey…hahaha… You will never succeed in losing your weight. You have been fat most of your life and you always will.” ” Tired??? What do you mean tired? What do you do all day? Your dreams, it is too late to accomplish them… You are too old now.”
These are things that are being whispered to me these past days… I was even considering closing my blog yesterday until I received a phone call from a lady I had once met a few years ago when I was working. We had exchanged phone numbers, had called each other once in the past and that was it. I had even lost her phone number… I was so happy to hear her voice. As we were talking and arranging to meet up next week for a coffee, she told me, my words to her were an oasis, a stream of water that refreshed her soul. She needed to hear the words I spoke to her…. She told me , I was a gift to her from the Lord and an answer to her prayers. Her words brought tears to my eyes. The Lord spoke to me through her, encouraging me to continue all I was doing, because it is not I doing these things on my own but He is with me, working through me…
“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
This passage of scripture has been on my heart for the past days… Most of see this as an invitation of those who are physically tired and burden… This is not just an invitation for the physically weary but for the those whose soul is weary.
He is inviting us all to make that step of faith and come to Him… The word come requires movement, requires changing of position ( I am here and going there). Don’t stay where you are but trust in Me and Come to Me.
He also invites us to take His yoke upon us, to be under His power, His guidance, His teachings, His ways and to learn from Him.
When we come to Him, he promises to give us rest, to refresh us, renew us, rejuvenate and restore us. Coming to Him we are relieved, whatever is a heavy burden for us is taking off our shoulders and we are free, our souls find rest, find peace….
He tells us to learn from Him who is gentle and humble in heart… He comes to meet us at our level just like we would bend over or kneel to come to the level of our children when they were young….
We have so many things to learn from Him. He knows the plans He has for us and He will give us the desires of our hearts….
Shut the windows of those voices that are trying to rob us of this rest and come to HIM!!!!
Blessings and love to you all,
Linking up this week with:
Three Word Wednesday, Testimony Tuesday,Wednesday Prayer Girls, Whimsical Wednesday, Walking Redeemed, Thriving Thursdays, Word-Filled Wednesdays, Tell His Story, Doing you Well Wednesday, F4 Thankful Thursday, Everyday Jesus