Rest For Your Souls

Have you ever been in one of those seasons where you are completely worn out?  Not just physically worn out – more deeply worn out than that.

I’m there.

I’ve been there before in my life; sometimes because I’ve over-extended myself,  other times because I’ve grown weary from waiting on an answer to prayer, and still other times I don’t quite know the cause, but needless to say, I know this feeling.  Sometimes I am just worn out to my soul.

I’ve been talking with God about my soul fatigue this week and building in moments of rest.  This week, I came to Matthew 11 at just the right time:

“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.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

And then at church this morning, there it was again, same verse, same theme…

rest

“rest for your souls…”

Lately, I’ve longed for that rest, the kind that can’t be found in a nap or a vacation (as my pastor put it). Deep rest, like water when I’m parched, like sunshine after days of clouds, like a moment of quiet in the midst of blaring noise.

Today I’ve been reflecting on Psalm 23:  “The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters.  He refreshes my soul.”

If you’re in one of those seasons, maybe you’ll enjoy this David Crowder song, too. (my apologies for the cheesy font and slide, I didn’t make it).

May you and I both find rest for our souls.

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