Daily Devotional – 3/9/16 “Sit down weary servant and rest a while!”

Dearly beloved, here you are again; at another day and your soul is weary and you’re tired. You’ve been trying and it still won’t work. You’ve been pushing but your arms are tired. You keep going but your legs are exhausted. You want to but even your thoughts are drained. You try to sleep and it just won’t come because the enemy is running rampant through your dreams. You sit up and now your eyes are filled with tears. You keep praying but it seems like there’s no end to your grief. You’re still going to the doctor and recovery still hasn’t come. You’re in the church and the enemy still has your number memorized. Now, you’re weary, wounded and bruised and still trying to go but baby, I simply stopped by to tell you to sit down weary servant and rest a while! See, you can’t do it all. You can’t be everything for everybody. You can’t make something work that won’t. You can’t figure it all out. Sit down weary servant and rest a while. Yea, I understand you got stuff to do but sit down. I know there’s some phone calls you need to make but sit down. I know there’s some folk you need to visit but sit down. I know your house needs to be cleaned, you need to study for bible study or Sunday school, you’re trying to finish your sermon, you need to work out, you have to make dinner, you need to finish this or that but sit down weary servant and rest a while!

Jesus says in Matthew 11:28-29, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” See, yoke here means an obligation to God. So when Jesus is saying take His yoke it means first, you’ll have to let your obligation to stuff and some folk go and second, His yoke is lighter to hold on too. So, whatever yoke you’ve bound yourself too, let it go. Sit down weary servant and rest a while. For when you sit down and rest, your thoughts start to settle and you’ll begin to see things clearer. Sit down weary servant, for when you do; things will be put into perspective for you and then you’ll be able to handle them better. Stop trying to do it by yourself because when you do, you get burned out and then you’ll start blaming God and when you do this, you’ll run in the opposite direction of Him. Don’t do that! Sit down weary servant and rest a while. The house will be ok, the kids will be alright, your husband won’t suffer, your church will survive and your job will still be there; just sit down weary servant and rest a while.