Life makes you weary, Jesus brings rest

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The God who sustains the universe by his mighty power also cares for you. Do not disconnect your weary moments from the rest of your life. God is there for all of it.


The truth that you will never hear on the 6 p.m. news is that since the Fall, life itself will make you weary; Every other reason under the sun will be given to explain why you are weary. But the one reason that really matters is lost in political correctness—your weariness is part of the impact of sin and the resulting curse. 


The truth is that successes are muted by failures. Happiness is often quickly followed by sorrow. Good days and bad days intermingle. Sin reaches deep into our lives and into our souls. In all of this Jesus says to come to him and he will give you rest. He is not speaking only of heaven, the ultimate rest. Christ is speaking of knowing him in the weariness of everyday life. Right now!


Jesus makes this audacious—and yet wonderful promise—I will give you rest! Believe what he says! Pray you will see the sufficiency of your savior’s love through his word in all that you do. 


Trust the word of Christ:


28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.