Friday, May 29, 2009


Today I have felt like I was carrying around a body made of concrete. I slept 10 hours last night and wanted to go back to bed an hour after I got up. It seemed to take an enormous amount of energy just to get showered and dressed. Ironically, I woke up with a scripture on my mind "Come to me all you who are weary and I will give you rest." (Matt. 11:28). It was on my mind all day. Over and over again those words kept coming into my head.

My dear friend and I met for prayer and devotions for a little while in the afternoon and I was telling her how tired I was but how hard it was for me to rest or sleep in the middle of the day. When I was growing up, that was called "lazy". So I try to push through the exhaustion, not wanting to give in to it. And as I was telling her that, it suddenly occurred to me why God was giving me that particular verse today.

How much clearer did He have to make it for me? He was trying to tell me to come to Him and rest. It's not being lazy. It's allowing Him to give me the physical strength I need to fight this battle by getting the rest I need.

It's funny how the Holy Spirit speaks to us. How He gives us just the right scripture for just the right situation in our lives. It was no accident that I awoke with that scripture verse this morning and no accident that it played in my mind throughout the day. Nothing happens by accident when God is in charge of our lives.

And now I will come to Him and enjoy some much needed rest.