Sunday, July 6, 2014

Come to Me

"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” - Matthew 11:28
I love this verse. I quote it frequently.
I use it in spiritual direction. I use it when someone comes to me, feeling overwhelmed or exhausted. I use it for everyone … except myself. Why?
Because I think I can do it all by myself. Because I think I am in control. Because I don’t like to admit I need anyone. Even God.
But I do. I do need God.
I cannot do it all by myself. I cannot carry my burdens alone.
“Come to me … and I will give you rest.”
Come to me.
I need to let go and rest in Jesus. Not only because I need to, but because He wants me to.
For Jesus is “meek and humble of heart.” (v. 29).
Come to me.

Jesus, help me to let go of my need to be in control all the time. Help me to remember that You are always there for me. Help me to remember that I need you. You alone. Amen.


Michael said...

Amen! God Bless you!

Colleen said...

Thank you, Michael!