Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What Do You Do When You're Weary?

We've all seen it before. Totally unexpected and out of nowhere comes one of the most telltale non-verbal statements. It's the classic yawn that's often an indicator of weariness and tiredness. What we see in culture is a great disparity when it comes to work. We have two very different extremes. Either people are lazy, having little to no work ethic, or they work too much and could easily be labeled a workaholic. So what's the solution? Obviously balance is essential. The Bible is clear that we should work. And not just work, but work hard and be excellent. And it's also vital for us to take care of ourselves physically. It's important for us to eat well, sleep right and rest. But one of the most vital things that we can do when it comes to this area is to have a vibrant relationship with the Lord. This is something that cannot be skipped or neglected. Jesus Himself says in Matthew 11:28, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." What an invitation for us. A promise of rest if we'll come to Him with our weariness and heavy burdens. Unfortunately, Jesus can be the last person we go to when we're weary, instead of being the first.  Take this opportunity today if you need. Weariness, tiredness and carrying heavy burdens will happen to us. The question is whether or not we'll go the Jesus for the rest only He can give.

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