Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Are You Weary?

Are you weary? Is your heart restless? Does your burden seem super crazy heavy? 
Do you feel like you are drowning under the tasks and challenges before you?
If you answered yes- know that you are NOT alone. 
This world is crazy and life seems to be more and more hectic 
and rushed and overly full each day. 

Thankfully when we feel overwhelmed and weary, 
Jesus bids us to come to Him for He IS indeed rest for the weary.

He says this in Matthew 11:28-30 which says...

“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.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
I love this precious invitation to come to the Lord. 
These words are so gentle and sweet and comforting.

I love His promise that IF we will seek him, we will find much needed rest in Him. 
The key is...we have to actually seek Him!

My Bible (that I love so very much) is a dual translation with NIV 
on one side and The Message on the others. 
I absolutely love these verses in The Message that I read this morning. 

Learn the unforced rhythms of grace is beautiful said and something I so long to do. 

Jesus offers rest on today from any pain, sickness, hurt, anger, abuse, 
disappointment, neglect, or sorrow you are dealing with. 
So if you are weary, my prayer today is that you (and I) will find rest in Him. 


  1. Love this! What are the dates in your bible? I'm always curious how others study in/notate in their bibles!

    1. I date when I read or study or pray a verse for someone! I love looking back through the dates!

  2. As you know I so needed this today. I am so weary from the events of this week. Thank you sweet friend for always having the right words at the right time.
    Also, I need to know what Bible that is....I constantly flip between the ESV & The Message on my phone app.

    1. It's this one! https://www.amazon.com/Message-Side-Side-Bible-Hardcover/dp/0310436826/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1493121809&sr=8-3&keywords=niv+and+the+message+bible

  3. Wow. Thank you, Shannon, for allowing God to speak to me through you! Your sharing these exact verses in this translation on this day have blessed me more than I can express. With a heart brimming with gratitude I send you warm heart hugs. xo <3