Wisdom for Wives

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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: He Will Give You Rest

on November 6, 2013

UUUGGGGHHHH!  That’s how I’d felt all morning.  From the moment I opened my eyes (later than I had wanted to), I was frustrated.  I was frustrated with the dishes in the sink, with the cereal all over the kitchen floor, with all the things I had to do. And, I was frustrated with myself for how I was handling all of it.

After lunch, taking my youngest upstairs for a nap seemed like an interruption for which I did not have time. But needed him in bed as much as he needed to be in bed.

Under the covers with my toddler, reading him a story, I felt my whole body say, Aaahhhh. As it turned out, he wasn’t the only one who needed some rest. And as I closed the bedroom door and walked back downstairs, I was relaxed, and had a little more patience for my other children, and for myself. Later, as I thought about what those few moments of rest had done for me, I remembered Jesus’s promise of rest to all who follow Him.

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

image credit: njfamily.com

Which of Jesus’s promises do you treasure most?


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