I am torn. I am crying out to You, my LORD, for Your love, for Your presence. I try to strengthen my heart with the truth of Your Word; but my heart is too frail. Does it even beat anymore? I am tired. O LORD, I need rest, I need You. Your strong arms, Your peace. I try to lie down but the bed is too hard and the ground too shaky. Sleep evades me. Nightmares assault me. Can I ever dare to dream again? I am sad. I see the plot of the enemy and I let him discourage me. I try to hear Your promises through the lies. But I am beaten by noise. Can I even hear You anymore? And yet, I am thankful, my King, that You are my light. You are my way. You are strong enough to carry me, Jesus. My heart will never crumble because it is in Your hands. I rejoice in my Redeemer because You see me not as I am but as You intended me to be. I can relax in Your mighty arms Jesus, because You are my soft place where I can rest. Let my dreams be of my life spent with You in eternity. I worship my Savior for He is worthy. His plan is victorious even though the enemy lies in wait, he will never win. Let my ears be open to the promises of love and the hope of eternity in Jesus. Under the mighty Word of Matthew 11:28-30 and the authority of Christ, I pray.
“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