Are you feeling weary today? We find that there are times when we are too exhausted to function well. Life starts getting crazy with so many projects and responsibilities calling for our attention. Sometimes we just want to yell “Stop the world I need to get off!”
There are times when the rest we need is physical. We can get exhausted due to long hours of work or dealing with sick children. We know how a few hours of sleep becomes a treasure when we are deprived of sleep for even one night.
So often in our lives we need relief from the emotional burdens that we carry. Jesus invites the weary and burdened to come to him and find rest. There is no pain or struggle that is too big for him to carry. Jesus wants to carry these burdens for us. How awesome is that? It is an awesome sense of relief when we are able to release our burdens to God.
There is also nothing too trivial for him to care about. We are asked to take all of our cares to God and to allow him to carry them for us. What a blessing when we are able to hand them over!
Do you have burdens that you need to give to Jesus to carry? Don’t miss out on God’s peace by trying to carry your burdens alone. The peace that comes from spending time in prayer is worth every bit of our investment. What will you bring to God in prayer today?
Thank you for your willingness to carry our burdens and provide us with emotional refreshment.
Step families come with a variety of challenges to weather from the moment they say “I do.” Ron Deal addresses specific challenges and offers biblical insight as well as clinical experience as a marriage and family therapist to help equip couples for the journey ahead. He offers hope and encouragement for helping families navigate establishing working relationships within the new family as well as with the extended family.
http://glendora.patch.com/articles/your-marriage-is-a-gift Advice for weathering the storms of marriage from the Glendora Patch
"More importantly, if it is so difficult, why bother trying to make marriage work? For starters, it is one of the greatest gifts you can give your children. Research consistently shows that children tend to fare better in married, two-parent households. The investment you make in your marriage not only rewards you and your spouse, the dividends spill over to your children as well"