He will give you rest

Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” NIV

These words of Jesus are so powerful!

Sometimes, when I am upset about something, I tend to talk about it … mostly to my husband.  After the third or fourth iteration of the same general topic, he will often say, “Stop being so upset about this.”  That’s what he says.  What I hear is, “Stop talking about this,” which, of course, I know I should have done three iterations ago.

It took a long time for me to realize that he really means, “stop being upset.”  Before I began this project, I was pretty unclear on how to do that.  I had been a Christian for most of my life.  I made the decision to trust God for my eternity, but, my day-to-day was still my own dominion.

Through the course of this daily focus on what the Bible says about worry, I’m learning to trust God in all things … big and small … and this verse is a perfect reminder of that.

I can take my worries to the cross, and leave them there.  Christ will exchange them for an unharried, peaceful heart.

He will give me rest.

That’s what I’ll think about today.

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