Hi, this is Rich Marshall. I’m the host of God At Work on GOD TV. I am so glad to welcome you today to God Today. I want to read a passage of scripture to you. It’s in Matthew 11:28-30. “Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
You know, there are a lot of people who think that rest is simply getting another hour’s worth of sleep or taking a nap in the afternoon. That’s not what this is talking about. This is talking about in the trials or the struggles. The way it puts it here is: when you’re heavy laden, the burdens are on you, when you’re laboring and you can’t seem to find a way through. God says, “Come to me and I’m going to give you rest.”
Let’s think about the “heavy laden” and the “labor”. I know the stress of work will sometimes do this. The stress of finances might do it. The stress in families and relationships. All of those things can bring about in you a need for the rest of God. I tell you, when you step into His rest it’s like the wind behind your back. It’s like He’s blowing you uphill and you can know that that rest is yours. His strength is there for you, step into it and it will be your answer today.
My prayer today is that you might find the rest that you need. Let me pray for you right now. Father, thank you for some of the heavy laden folks here, full of strife, and stress, and struggles, and just bearing down. Almost to the point where I don’t know what to do next. Thank you that the answer could come when we come to you. Lord, you’re here for us. You’re here for the heavy laden right now. Will you lift that burden? Thank you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.