Have you found rest?

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Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
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Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
(Matthew 11:28 (NIV))

As I see everything going on in this nation and in the world, my heart is heavy. My heart aches for those who are struggling with everything and those who have placed their hope in the things of this world to bring peace. They have placed their hope in man even though the troubles in this world were caused by sinful man. Can a sinful creation lead itself into a sin free world?

Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.
(Matthew 15:14 (NIV))

Sadly, that is what we seem to have happening right before our eyes. We are rapidly heading into a pit! I would venture to say that many believe that we are already in a pit and rapidly descending deeper into the quagmire of sin and despair.

We must not place our faith and trust in man. We will be let down. We will grow even more weary and burdened for we will sink further and further into the pit with no way out. We cannot rescue ourselves. We are not capable of such a thing. We must look elsewhere. We must look beyond ourselves. We must look to Jesus. Until we do, we are on the losing side.

When things of this world look dark, look up!

When things of this world are too much to bear, surrender it to Jesus!

When the circumstances of this world appear to be hopeless, turn to Jesus and fall to your knees and pray.

if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
(2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV))

Honestly and earnestly seek the Lord. Draw closer to Jesus and He will draw closer to you. We must draw so close to Jesus that we experience heartache when His heart aches. We must draw so close to Jesus that we experience sadness when He is sad. We must draw so close to Jesus that we experience His peace and rest even in the midst of trials and tribulations.

Have you found rest?

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