By Andrea Merrell
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary
and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 NLT
Well, we made it. We navigated through the holidays. We survived the shopping, the cooking, the late nights, the parties, the travel, and everything that comes with the Christmas season.
But instead of excitement about entering a brand new year, many are just plain exhausted. Instead of moving forward to meet new challenges, we’d rather retreat and isolate.
General George Patton Jr. once said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.”
The Word for You Today says:
When fatigue walks in, faith walks out. It distorts our thinking and makes us overlook God’s power and His promises. Mental fatigue coupled with physical exhaustion is a deadly combination that invites hopelessness and creates the illusion that we have no options.
Life can be hard, even in the best of circumstances. There will always be demands on our time and energy. But even when we feel spent, Jesus offers us the solution: “Come to me … and I will give you rest.”
There’s nothing better or more energizing than spending time in the presence of the Lord. If you’re weary today, draw close to Him. Talk to Him. Spend time in His Word. His refreshing is waiting for you.
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