Jesus Calling is one of my favorite devotional books. Today’s pick for #1wordwednesday comes from an excerpt earlier this week:
Many of My precious children have fallen prey to burnout. A better description of their condition might be “drainout.” Countless interactions with needy people have drained them, without their conscious awareness. You are among these weary ones, who are like wounded soldiers needing R&R. Take time to rest in the Love-Light of My Presence. I will gradually restore to you the energy that you have lost over the years. Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and you will find rest for your souls.
The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
“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.”
Do y’all ever feel like you’re just on the brink of burnout? Yeah, me too.
Ever wish that you could just sit and do nothing, say nothing, think nothing, hide…really.
Yep. Been there too.
In those times, I feel God calling me a little closer into His presence so that He can give me true rest – rest that I will never be able to find on my own.
There will always be more things to do, more words to say, more things to occupy our minds. But, I know a God that is bigger than all of that and His words can calm the sea – in an instant.
This week, I’m gonna throw up the caution flags against burnout and find my refuge in Him.
What’s your word for today, friend? I’d love to hear you give a shout out below for #1wordwednesday!
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