If we are honest with ourselves, we could all use a little more rest. It’s been said that, “As children we fight sleep, but as adults we fight for sleep.” There are a lot of things that contribute to our need for rest, from worrying to being busy.
With worrying, we allow our anxiety concerning various elements of life to dominate our thoughts. How many times have you tried to lay down but your mind wandered with thoughts of your career or worries about your family? Although being busy can be a badge of success, it can also drain us and lead to burnout. These feelings can often lead to feeling like we have nowhere to turn; however, we need to be reminded that we do.
In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus says these words, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” When we feel exhausted, burned out, and weary, we need to turn our hearts to Jesus. Often, we think that we must do everything on our own, but time and time again we are reminded that Jesus is our source of rest.
As I stated Sunday, my challenge to you is this: slow down a bit and find time to rest. Jesus took time to rest; it’s okay for you to as well.