Relief From Weariness

Are you looking for protection? Do you need a little compassion? Would you like to have someone who will look out for your best interest? Do you simply need a little rest? Have you turned to God to fulfill your needs?

We all fall at some point in our lives. We find ourselves in a bad situation. Perhaps, even a dangerous situation. We may be in danger and not know it. The protection we need may come without our knowing it until much later, if at all.

There are times when we need compassion. Our need may be born from weariness. We have been doing all we can for as long as we can, and we need someone to step into the gap. We may need someone to provide assistance, whether physical or financial. We need someone who will feel compassion for us and show us they are willing to help.

Other times, we are so worn out, we just need a break. We need to rest. We need emotional, physical, and spiritual rest. We have been burning the candle at both ends and simply need a little respite from the weariness.

God can provide what we need. He specializes in rest for the soul. How do we attain that rest? We ask God for it. We return to Him, trusting Him to take care of us. Trusting He will provide for our needs. Trusting He will protect us. This doesn’t mean we do nothing. We must continue to work toward accomplishing the tasks set before us.

If we must continue to work, what is the point? The point is simply this: stop worrying and start trusting. I know, easier said than done. Yet, as we begin by releasing one small worry, trusting God will take care of it, we have taken the first step. As we see God take care of the worry, it increases our trust, and we now trust God to take care of the bigger worries.

When we recognize how good God has been to us, our soul finds rest, knowing God will continue to be good to us. No, we won’t get everything we want. We will have all our needs satisfied. As we reflect over our lives, we see where God stepped in to provide. We can rest easy knowing God is in charge.

I pray we all see how God has provided in the past. I pray we lay our worries at His feet. I pray each one of us recognizes the good God has provided for us and increase our trust. Let go and let God. Find rest in God. Trust God. Know that God is full of compassion. Increase your trust.

Psalm 116:5-7

The Lord is gracious and righteous;

our God is full of compassion.

The Lord protects the unwary;

when I was brought low, he saved me.

Return to your rest, my soul,

for the Lord has been good to you.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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