Girls Night In

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Are You Weary?

on August 4, 2015

The pace of life these days is frenetic. We rush from one thing to the next, until finally dropping into bed at the end of the day.

I’m just as guilty as the next person. It always feels like there should be more time. I’m constantly saying, “I thought I had plenty of time. This just snuck up on me.” But that’s not really true. Things don’t typically just sneak up. We—I—put things out of my mind so that I can do something more pressing. Then this sneaks up on me.

I think we can only blame part of this on our society and the push to do more and be more. For me, the lion’s share of the blame lies squarely with me. I listen to society’s lies and push. Or I feel inadequate and put it off. Either way I end up paying for it in the end.

The thing is, I know the answer for this. I’ve known it for a long time. I just often forget the answer.

This is the answer:

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.                                                                                                                   ~Matthew 11:28

If we—if I would just remember to rest in the Lord, I wouldn’t be so apt to over-schedule, be paralyzed with indecision or push too hard.

So here, in the middle of the week, won’t you join me in seeking the rest the Lord promises?

 

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