Stop. Pray. Restore.

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy 
burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let 
me teach you, because I am gentle and humble at heart, and 
you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:28-29 NLT)

Lord, I am so tired, I just need to get some rest. Sound familiar? I 
think we have all been there. If this is your statement on a regular 
basis; if a normal day contains this feeling, then perhaps it is time 
to focus on one of Jesus’ greatest promises.

Consider this, if extreme weariness is your normal state, perhaps 
you are practicing religion instead of enjoying a relationship with
Jesus. Jesus would teach, preach and work miracles for hours, 
but when He began to get weary, He would steal away to pray, 
sometimes all night long. He knew that the restoration He needed 
was only found in His strong relationship to His Father.

The powerful, amazing truth is that we have this same 
opportunity. Jesus invites us to come to Him and rest when we 
are weary. Talking and listening to Jesus will strengthen your 
relationship with He who loves you most and best, your Creator 

Father, thank you for being there when I need refreshing in my soul. I am grateful that you care so much. Amen.1

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