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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Weary and Burdened

Matthew 11:28 NIV: Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

"It doesn´t matter any more," I barely uttered aloud, "None of it matters." My wife asked me what I was talking about. "All the things that were bothering me; they just don´t matter anymore," I replied. This took place shortly after I turned over my life to Jesus. I had encountered Him. I had looked into His face. And everything else faded in comparison. Since that time, I have had my share of setbacks--times when I struggle and let things "matter" in such a way that I become burdened by the weight of my troubles. All the while, Jesus is still there, waiting for me to turn to Him and look into His face--waiting to again lift the burdens. And when I turn to Him, I am again awestruck by the extraordinary way that all those things that seem to matter, simply fade in comparison to Him. Are you weary and burdened? Go to Jesus and do not leave His presence until you feel His calming rest assurance that all is well--that He is right there with you--and He will manage for you all the things that truly matter.

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