Lay your burdens upon Jesus and experience His peace
December 8 2010 at 8:43 PM No score for this post
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Jesus is trustworthy, "the steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusted in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock." Isaiah 26:3-4
Wars, economic crisis, and daily responsibilities are just a few common sources of stress that we encounter. Allowing ourselves to dwell on such things would invite anxiety to overwhelm us.
The Lord has a better way. Jesus assured us that, though we would face difficulty, we could rest in Him:
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33).
But we cannot trust someone we don't know. For this reason, we should first seek to find out who He is.
Truths from Scripture are a good place to start. For example, our God is Lord and Master. He is omnipresent, omniscient, faithful, and powerful. He loves unconditionally and offers forgiveness to all who trust His Son as Savior. He adopts believers as His own children and wants the best for every Christians life --so much so that He chastises us when we disobey. And He desires that we love Him above everyone and everything else.
Knowing these facts is only the beginning. As in any relationship, time together fosters closeness. We can read the Bible, pray, meditate on God's Word and listen quietly for His Spirit to speak to our hearts. This helps us to understand how He thinks. What's more, watching the way God works in other people's lives helps us to know His ways.
Jesus is trustworthy, and He offers rest in the midst of a troubled world. He wants you to lay your burdens upon Him and experience His peace. Do you know this amazing God? Carve out time in your schedule to be in His presence every day so you can know Him better and better.
The Everlasting Rock
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