“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you;
he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”
– Psalm 55:22 (ESV)
Daily Meditation: Psalm 136, Psalm 62
On many restless nights, the word “tired” just isn’t intense enough to adequately describe how we feel. That’s why we have so many other creative words to express how tired we really are: drained, exhausted, done, empty, dead, fatigued, and the like. But here is some good news about God… our heavenly Father is not going to increase our burden when we come to him. What’s more, his “burden is light” (Matthew 11:30).
He cares about your big things and your little things. He cares about every single part of your life. As we approach our God, whether in prayer, in praise, or even in silence, the beautiful thing is that his door stands wide open, ready to welcome us in. We can come to him with all of our fears, trials, and burdens. No penance needed. No gifts required. In fact, he wants you to come with empty hands, and in exchange, he declares, “I will give you rest.” I’ll take that! While we rest, God restores, replenishes, and refocuses our hearts and minds. He doesn’t rest! He never grows weary. We do, but he doesn’t! Isn’t that a comforting thought?
“There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
Love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He’ll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus.”
– Third Day, “Cry Out To Jesus”
Be fearless: Today you can rest in the knowledge that God is guiding you and waiting for you to lay your burdens down at his feet. Don’t stress! God’s got this. Rest in him. He will help carry your burdens, freeing your mind to sleep peacefully at night! You need your rest, and God desires to give you holy, deep rest if you will only allow him to help you.
Let’s let 2019 be the year we grow closer to the Lord and become the fearless, strong, and faithful woman we are meant to be in Him! In Be Fearless, Julie Clinton provides a scripturally-sound guide for finding freedom, purpose, joy… and fearlessness. Be Fearless is now available in our store! https://www.aacc.net/product/be-fearless/ Consider working through Be Fearless with another extraordinary woman or group this year!
Julie Clinton, MAd, MBA, is president of Extraordinary Women and host of EWomen conferences all across America. She is the author of several books including A Woman’s Path to Emotional Freedom, 10 Things You Aren’t Telling Him, and Extraordinary Women. She is passionate about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia with their children, Megan and Zach.