As I write these words, I’m definitely feeling it. I’m tired. It wasn’t a bad week, just a long and taxing one.
Have you ever been tired to the point where it affected your thinking and caused you to see things in a more negative light? I remember times back in the day when I thought I had screwed up jobs and relationships beyond repair only to wake up the next morning and everything was fine. The problem was that I was overtired.
Have you ever been tired to the point where you can’t sleep? It’s almost as if you want sleep so much that you try so hard to fall asleep and defeat the very purpose you’re trying to accomplish?
One thing I’ve learned is that feelings are deceptive, especially when you’re hungry or tired. You can’t trust how you feel to guide your decisions, otherwise you will end up making poor decisions based on faulty information. You’ll do and say things that you will later regret.
At these times, Jesus says, “Come to me and find real rest. Not just sleep, but rest where you let go of trying to fix and control and manipulate your circumstances all the time. Lean on me and let me take your burdens and give you Mine. Then you’ll find a peace that allows you to cease striving and truly know that I am God.”
I’m praying that you who are weary and overburdened will know not just sleep but true soul-rest and a peace that surpasses all human understanding and comprehension.