So often we become overwhelmed with the pressures of our busy lives and we become overtired or burnt out.
At other times we may be facing a time when we are not able to go out to work, or cope with our daily tasks because of injuries or health problems. God has had to teach me this lesson in my own life.
It is not always easy to accept we need help, or to take time out to just rest. We think we should be able to do it ourselves. When we try to do everything in our own strength, we often become stressed out and begin to crumble.
It is during those times we need to learn the grace to receive. To be willing to allow others to help us when we need it.
Jesus bids us to come unto Him when we are weary and He will give us rest.
When we take the time to just rest in the Lord and spend that time with Him. He gives us the peace and strength and abilty to cope with our daily lives.
Come aside with Jesus
to spend some time alone,
a time of sweet communion
with Christ who is our own.
A time apart from busyness,
from turmoil and from strife,
a time of sweet reflection
on the mysteries of life.
A time of resting in our Lord,
of learning to be still,
to have the time to sit and pray
and seek our Saviours Will.
A haven from the trials of life,
the things that seem unkind.
In quietness and confidence,
He brings us peace of mind.
Jesus bids us come to Him
and lay our burdens down,
knowing He will bear them up
and one day grant a crown.
Give Him all the cares you have,
commit them to His hand,
assured that He will take them all
and He will understand,
for He has promised in His Word
He will not forsake,
He knows all that you’re facing,
decisions you must make.
Come aside, give thanks to God,
for all His loving care,
knowing that He sees your needs
and hears your every prayer.
© By Marcell Billinghurst