In the moments that I had felt heaviest, I had rarely looked to God for help. The anxiety kicked in, my mind began to spin, and it always seemed to me like someone had the answer. Not me. Someone else.
Where are you today? Are you heavy or are you light as a feather? Are you at the top of your mountain or are you laid out, resting at rock bottom?
“Come to me,” he says, offering us rest. We seldom go to Him even with this promise.
When we are at the top of the mountain, the circumstances enamor us. We forget all the praying that led us in this direction. We set our friendship with the Lord aside because we settle on earthly occurrences and what we think they mean. Our egos are busy and inflated.
When we are at the bottom, anxious for survival, we feel despair scrapping at us. We are empty of hope. At times, we forget that asking for help and trusting in our Lord’s deliverance may instill deep within that all is well. Our fearful mind gives us the illusion that our hearts are closed, and things can’t change.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
We are divine spirits on a human journey so it is only natural that we would get tangled up in this human business every once and awhile. Wherever you awake, top or bottom, by nightfall things can change. Earthly circumstances have a way of shifting quickly. It is not real. The truth is that we are always well with Him. Repeat it, over and over:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened.”
God is not looking for perfection. From the get-go, God acknowledges our brokenness and does not shame it away. If God is within us, he is well aware of the internal struggles that you and I bear.
His support is unlike any friend you’ve had which is why we can learn so much from Him. God is with us as passionately and purely at the bottom as He is at the top. Jesus promises He will be with us until the end of the age. So, come near to Him, dear friend, and rest, wherever you should find yourself on the mountain.