A Call to Rest

“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, Berean Study Bible.

This morning I woke up and began to pray. After a few thank you, Lord, for this and that, God did what He always does. He wanted to know what was really going on within me. I said Father, my mind feels all cluttered and burdened down. I need you to lift all of this off of me. A few minutes later, I began to sing, and my singing turned into worship and praise, and just like that, all of the burdens and heaviness I was feeling were completely gone. God answered my prayer.

This is the benefit of getting real with God in prayer, my sister. It makes no sense for us to come to God and leave His presence still weighed down with the responsibilities of life and carrying everything. So He calls to us to come to Him, not just to thank Him, not just to tell Him how powerful and mighty He is, but to receive the rest Jesus came to give us.

My sister, the Lord cares about you, and He wants to give you rest in eternity and rest in your life right now. Not a power nap! But rest in your soul, which is your mind, will, and your emotions. Rest in the core of who you are. He is calling us to a divine rest that is not just for a moment but for life. How we receive this is by coming to Him and being real with Him. We will leave His presence lighter and at peace.

Prayer: Father, I come to you, and I ask that you lift these burdens off of my mind. Lift this clutter off of me. I feel weighed down, and I give it to you. Thank you for putting a song in my heart to sing. Thank you for reminding me that you care about me. You are calling me to live in your divine and sweet rest. I receive and accept your call. I give everything I am to you. All I’ve been carrying, you can take it from here. I trust you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

13 thoughts on “A Call to Rest”

  1. I arose the same as you my dear sistah Kesha, heavy, overwhelmed, grieved. I began my daily time with him and felt lighter! I am grateful, I worship GOD for who he is and for what he has, is and will continually do in the lives of his children, and I through the guidance of the Holy Spirit want to be intentional in continuing to know him and make his name known for his glory and the good of others πŸ™ŒπŸ½

  2. Yes yes I have been flooded with burdensome things on my mind I know in my heart that NO ONE BUT GOD can truly help the loss of my son has weighed me down LORD πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½ help it’s only been two months,tomorrow and it hurts like yesterday I know GOD knows all about it my pain sadness and my strength 😭😭 Help me LORD.

    1. GOD knows I needed this today. I just buried one of my sons and it seems like I’ve had so many satanic attacks since his death. But I know that my GOD is still in control.

    2. I’m so sorry for your loss. The Lord is carrying you in this time of pain. Lay back in his arms and close your eyes. Allow the Holy Spirit to talk to you. The Holy Spirit comes to me at times of burdens as large wings kinda fluttering n at times as a whits smoke in my minds eye.

  3. I Praise God for your obedience thanks so much.
    He has surely used you in my life and I think you may God bless you always

  4. This is so good. I have been so stressed lately, yes I have put it on myself. Worrying about this or worrying about that. I literally was mentally drained. I had to be out of work for 2 days over something that out of my control. This is what I needed exactly for today. I talked to the Lord this morning and cleared my mind, gave my brain rest. I am doing a new workload today and I needed this today. I just love when these devotionals talk to me. It makes me smile because God knows exactly what I need when I need it. A lot of changes, but God is going to be there right there with me.

  5. πŸ˜ƒ Yes God gave me a song 🎢 this morning as I had a heavy burden on me from yesterday. And the song was by Olivia Newton-John called, Let Me Be there. It’s a beautiful song.

  6. This devotional really spoke to me. I was feeling burdened down and overwhelmed, but the message for today gave me renewed hope and lifted my spirit
    Thank you for your inspiring words of hope.

  7. To God be the glory . Woman of God this revelation spoke volumes to my spirit . There are times. I feel so overwhelmed and just would scream. Then God would allow a song to be played that took me to another dimension in him again To God be the glory

  8. In Jesus Name, Amen, Amen, and Amen. I receive this devotional, because I to cast everything on Him!!!
    Hallelujah πŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈ

    Thank you again Sister Kesha, ai have to make it a daily getting honest about everything so I can keep my mind on Him to be in His perfect peace. πŸ’•πŸ’πŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’πŸ’œ

  9. I been burdened with my single journey & lately its been real heavy on my spirit. The song Surrender by Matt Gilman🎢 has been lifting my spirit.
    Thanks for this devotional. I really needed itπŸ’•

  10. Thank you Lord for this Beautiful Queen πŸ‘‘ she has listened to you so she can inspire many I pray for my sister as she prays for us as well that all things will work together for her good in Christ Jesus Amen πŸ’ž AGAPE LOVE πŸ’•πŸŒΉ thank you so much Lord for speaking to my heart and soul

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