It was a wonderful holiday. I think the kids had the best time visiting their friends and bonding with their cousins. Kids often get the best deal when it comes to relaxing and resting. The school calendar just works for them – work hard 3 months, take a break for about a month, and then back to school. Most teachers are nice enough to send pupils home at the end of the term without homework; others are not so kind. Sometimes, you just wish….
Now the Easter holiday is over, schools are resuming and many parents are returning to work as well. This is one of those times when anxiety can creep in. It’s easy to begin to worry about all that lies ahead, from pending work items to school fees to several other things that will place a demand on your resources. Yes, one could get overwhelmed by these genuine and legitimate cares of life.
Are you afraid?
Does your heart skip a beat when your phone rings?
Do you dread sunrise?
Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.‘ It is also written ‘Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you‘. Another statement that really reassures me was made by Paul the apostle. He said ‘Now thanks be unto God who always causes us to triumph in Christ‘.
You’re not alone. Even when it feels like you’re walking through the valley of the shadow of death, God is with you to comfort you and to fight for you. He’s waiting to be SHEPHERD to you, to supply your needs, to restore your soul, to cause a refreshing to occur in your life, and to help you triumph, win, overcome, and succeed. But you have to come by yourself and give your worries and cares to him and let him give you REST. You can call out now. This invitation is from him; you won’t be turned away.
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