I Need A Rest...
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."- Matthew 11:28
Sometimes I don't want any heavy burdens. I'll take the light burdens please with a side of fries; supersize it too please! Thank you! Now, all jokes aside I don't think any of us are signing up for the heavy burdens...I'm mean, why would we? But the truth of the matter is most of us are standing in the long line for heavy rewards. We want everything on our list, like a kid with Santa, but want none of the work. Thanks, but no thanks. But that's not how life works...ever. Sure, some people have things we desire, but the truth is, there are also people who are praying for what you have. Things and possessions are not filling, and they sure don't last forever.
God's offering us forever. Forever with Him. In a place where there are streets made of gold and no more pain. Unfortunately, we have to get through life first. Life is hard, and sometimes hopeless, and our shoulders may be carrying a heavy weight. But he's given us a promise, and a way to make it through. He promises that if you work, labor, and come unto Him, with whatever is bearing you down; He will give you rest.
There's plenty of ways to receive rest. He can offer assistance, by helping carry what you hold. He can take the weight of your shoulders completely. Who knows? Either way, you have to go to Him to obtain the assistance that He offers. This assistance given to those that labor and work at what they do, which means you have to be still standing. You can't allow your circumstances to bog you down. It's laborious serving God here on earth and following his decrees, but what he offers in return: his peace, love, and fellowship forevermore- in addition to His myriad promises- should be worth the work. Is it?
If not, you may have to give up your spot in the reward line. For...it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely [earnestly, diligently, truly want to] seek him. Hebrews 11: 6