FINDING REST FROM WEARINESS
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I am so tired and worn out (tell God the areas where you’re tired and weary). I feel exhausted mentally and physically. Life feels hard, and I feel like I can’t keep up my current pace. My heart feels anxious (tell God what is giving you anxiety). I don’t like this feeling. You invite me to come to You when I am weary, and I fall at Your feet desperate for rest, peace, and perspective. You invite me to replace my anxiety with prayer, and even though my mind and heart are racing, I’m coming to You knowing that You provide healing and calm to my soul. Thank You for giving me breath and life. I thank You that I am fearfully and wonderfully made in Your image. Show me where I am trying to do things on my own. Show me where I need to rest instead of strive. Teach me Your ways. Show me how to walk in gentleness, humility, and rest. I know Your ways are higher than my ways, and I pray that You will transform my heart and mind to be more like You. I lay down all worries, all my physical and mental anxiety, and any area I am trying to control (tell God all the thing you are surrendering). I surrender it all to You. I need You. I need Your peace that transcends all my human understanding. Even if things are unstable around me, I pray your peace will be evident in my heart and my life. Guard my heart and my mind. I trust you are faithful and I receive your peace and rest today.