- Lisa's Jars of Joy
Are You Tired? Worn Out?
The year 2020 is the strangest I’ve ever witnessed. There are layers upon layers of doom and gloom. The problems are real and the solutions not clear so we are gripped with feelings of anger, fear, frustration and sadness. But yet, there is hope. Always, there is hope.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with Me and work with Me--watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with Me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” --Jesus (Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)
I admit there have been times that I’ve questioned God’s yoke and burden in my life’s journey. I’ve said things like, “Really, Lord? Do You know what’s happening in this situation? You can’t be serious! This isn’t easy or light!” As I look back on those times, I realize these thoughts happened when I listened to people; especially religious folks, instead of God’s Spirit. When I acknowledged the pain and confusion and cried out for God to save me, He was right there in ways I wasn’t expecting.
Lord, it’s a challenging season. There are so many things I don’t understand. And yet, I trust You. I read of what You are capable of in Your Word and I’ve personally seen what You’ve done in my own life. You are right here, loving and guiding and caring for us in the midst of the world’s craziness. May I continue to walk in “unforced rhythms of grace.” Depending on You for each step I take. Following Your lead. Amen.
There is no promise of an easy passage, but there are countless promises for every day of the voyage, and for a welcome when He brings us to our desired haven. (Carmichael, Amy. “Whispers of His Power.” Holy Bible App)
He hushed the storm to a gentle whisper, so that the waves of the sea were still. Then they were glad because of the calm, and He guided them to their desired haven (harbor). Psalm 107:29-30 AMP