“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.”
Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)
Life is draining me. The emotions of taking a stand on current affairs, on issues which matter, the strain of a life which seems to have no rest, the anxiety of leaving my current job without another to go to, the dark mornings closing in which make getting up early feel unnatural. And finally, a big shift in my spiritual journey which has no destination, and not too much clarity right now.
I’m not sleeping as much. I’m drained. I’m confused. I’m walking around in the fog without a clear direction.
But today, the verse above from Matthew came to my mind. I couldn’t let it go. It was a lightbulb moment in my soul.
In that moment, I felt like God was saying,
“This place you’re in? It’s OK to be here. Rest in me. It’s going to be alright”.
I cannot say I suddenly have all the answers, because I don’t. I cannot say I have it all resolved, because it isn’t.
But I do feel that I am no longer alone. That this space I am occupying, is the exact space I am meant to be.
The next season of my life can be liberating. I can choose a new career for myself, one which I feel a true calling to. I can go on adventures to places I’ve never been. I can slow down, detox, be refreshed and renewed. And I can slowly begin writing new chapters of my life.
And whatever lies before me, I know I will not walk this alone. That I am enough. That grace has me in His hands and will guide me home.
That even in the midst of doubt, uncertainty, and confusion, I am not alone. And even walking through fog, there is a faint light guiding me forward.
And I know this is not just available for me. It’s for all of us.
If only we let it in.
Insight & Inspiration:
“I’ll be with you day after day after day, right up to the end of the age” – Matthew 28: 20
“Grace, because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, invites us into life—a life that goes on and on and on, world without end.”- Romans 5: 21
Are you tired and worn out? Is life burning you out? Are you putting extra pressure on yourself? Have you lost sight of what truly matters? Or are you trying to earn your value?
Stop. Take 10 minutes. Breathe. Read the passage at the top in the message version. Pray it. Remember it. Let it seep into your heart.
Let it sink in to your heart that you are enough. That you can rest. That your value is already defined, but by grace, not works. And trust you can rest in the arms of the divine today. And every day.