Weary and Burdened. . . And Taking Our Pain Back to God Again

“Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

With all of my illnesses, my financial situation, and my lack of relationships, I truly feel burdened and weary. Everything seems like too much work, I’m tired all the time, and am in a lot of pain.

Instead of trusting God and taking Him at His Word, I oftentimes just feel sorry for myself. This is not a good thing, as it hurts me and it hurts God. He gave us Scripture as rules to live by, and I am choosing not to trust, not to accept His never-ending comfort. It hurts Him when I make a decision to trust myself instead of Him, as He has given us these awesome promises.

The Bible says, “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” in James. If we go to Him, weary and heavy burdened though we are, we will find peace in Him and rest. Hallelujah! We don’t have to live in this fear, pain, and uncertainty alone!

And then God gives us people in our lives that were put there to comfort us in our afflictions. Not only does He Himself comfort us, but He uses us and our friends and families to do so. Rest Ministries is only one example of that.

I am gladdened when I look up to Him. Instead of staying inside ourselves, let’s look up, and there He is in all His glory, waiting with open arms to save us from ourselves, to comfort us, to love us, and so much more.

Prayer: Dear God, Thank You so much for Your promises and Your truth. We can stand in certainty and expectation of your salvation, from yesterday, to today, and forever. We come before you in trust and hope as we wait on You and Your timing. Please draw near to us as we draw near to You. In Christ Jesus’ Name, Amen.

About the Author:
Wendy Spurling lives in Northeastern Massachusetts. She lives alone, but is surrounded by friends. She loves writing, reading, and using the computer. She is going to college for Human Services and Deaf Studies. She loves American Sign Language! Most of all, though, she loves the Lord.

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