Wednesday, January 4, 2012

In Him We Find Rest

If you have never heard of IHOP prayer room, you should definitely check it out! 

Today as I put my son to sleep and my husband was preparing to go to bed for the night, I began to soak in the presence of the Lord. Lately, I have just been feeling so overwhelmed and stressed. My husband has been gone for 5 days, I am working too much and school is picking up soon again, I constantly have to worry about pumping and I am just overwhelmed! I was praying and calling upon His name for restoration. I pled for His strength and His peace to go before me so that His comfort and joy will overflow in me. I began crying because I desperately needed Him so bad. I felt so convicted that I have been caught in my chores that I haven’t been truly praising and worshipping Him like I should be. I continued to cry and in the midst of it all, I heard that promising voice to open up the bible to Matthew 11:28. I opened it and this is what it said: “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 began to cry even harder. I asked for His forgiveness of my half hearted self and of my sins. And in the background, Cory Asbury began to play “Faithful to the End”. Then I began praising Him, that through the trials, He is just and faithful. No matter what, He is always faithful to our hearts. He never slacks and NEVER falls short of His promises. 

I am sure we have heard Matthew 11:28 but when God moves you, it is an encounter so deep like nothing else. I then began to feel not ‘better’ but a little relieved. That I can always count on Him. I can call upon Him even though I feel unworthy because He is my place of refuge. He is OUR place of refuge. 

So if you are feeling burdened, know that in Him, we can find rest. That through Him, we no longer carry the burdens ourselves, but because of His grace we can take His yoke and be restored.
Love much,


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