Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, 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. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. –Matthew 11:28-30 (NASB)
Maybe it’s just me, but there seems to be a lot of heaviness and people who are just worn out lately: from work, stress, constantly negative news, and so on. Being a single parent is no easy task, and daily burdens may seem to be magnified compared to others—but I think it goes beyond that. Our enemy loves to get us to a place where we become so distracted and worn down that we run ourselves in circles…and eventually right into his traps (I once heard a man describe BUSY as “Being Under Satan’s Yoke”).
Today, let’s remember one absolute truth: Jesus IS Immanuel: God with us. Yes, it may feel like you are constantly pouring out: to others, to your kids, and even to God, but that doesn’t mean He is not with you. Take inventory today of where you may be drying up spiritually and allow Jesus to be the one to refill you. I recently attended a prayer and praise night at my church—wow, did I ever need that! Go ahead: celebrate your day today dads and moms. Not just in your earthly position, but more importantly—in your heavenly position as an overcomer in Christ and a child of God.
Will you make this song your prayer today?