Where do you turn when you are weary from the everyday tasks of living? Now that we are in the holiday season we can become tired and stressed. We all look forward to time with our family but even that causes one to be weary. So, where do you turn for relief?
In Matthew 11:12 Jesus said, “Come to me all of you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” This is definitely good advice and should be embraced by all.
The next time you feel yourself overwhelmed with holiday activities and family visits take some time to be with the Lord. His word is true and will not let you down. You can count on it.
When you are faced with troubles of monumental proportions or even tiny ones for that fact, whom do you seek for help? If you are like most, your immediate thought is to ask a friend or family member for advice. Although their advice may be comforting, it still can be filled with inadequate information or wrong directions. It feels good but is it the right choice?
There is one best source for answers and guidance to all our troubles. Jesus Christ. When you need the absolute best answer to your situation turn to the one true God who created you, loves you and is always there for you. He never leaves you out in the cold. Jesus personally extends an invitation to you to let Him help you. In Joshua 1:5, God says, “No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
In Matthew 11:28 He says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” What Jesus is saying here is that no matter what your problems are come to Him and He will help you. His help is so perfect that you will find complete peace and rest in His answer.
The key then to receiving Jesus’ help is to ask for it and then prayerfully wait for His answer. Waiting for His answer can be hard at times, especially if you need an answer right now. But, if you are walking in step with Him through a daily personal relationship, you will get your perfect answer at just the right time.
God is never late. He is always on time. When you are having troubles ask Him for His help and then, “Wait For It!” He won’t let you down. I promise.
Today is Wednesday. A day some people commonly refer to as “hump” day. Why do people see this day as an indicator the week is almost over? Is it because we have so many issues affecting our lives that we feel pressure to get things done before the weekend?
In Psalms 121, David, the great king, talks about the benefits of his relationship with the Lord. The psalm starts with him asking the question, “where does my help come?” and then he answers the question by saying, “my help comes from the Lord.”
In the remaining verses David talks about the peace he has in his life because he says, “God will not allow your foot to slip; he who keeps you will not slumber (24 hour protection); the Lord will protect you from all evil and will keep your soul. Finally, he says the Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from now and forever.” – emphasis added.
So, as you go through the remainder of this day and the rest of the week, you can be sure the Lord is there for you whenever you need him. He loves you so much that he doesn’t sleep so he can keep His eye on you. Rest easy. You are in the care and protection of our loving Lord and Savior.