Jesus said, "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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
Today has been a difficult day. My brakes started to give me trouble and the kids and I have a road trip planned for this weekend (since they haven't seen daddy in 6 weeks). I called my mechanic and he was out on vacation so I had to find someone else (and anyone who has had work done on their car knows how much fun that can be...if you find a good one, you hang on for dear life!)
I got a call that they wanted to show the house around 12:30 and it was 11:30 and that always stresses me some when I'm not home and can't really see what everything really looks like. (I know, I know!) I knew the yard still needed some weed-eating done and there was no way for me to get to it with my car 10 feet in the air, the tires off and one hour notice.
I had to schedule our move online and the application seemed to go on and on and on, and I needed answers I didn't have and Kevin was in training so I couldn't ask him. Then, I had to guess at when I thought might be a good time to pack up everything and let them take it away and possibly have an empty home weeks before we actually move. All the while, trying not to think about the fact that we really need our house to sell soon...
At work I'm trying to find someone to replace me and have 300 resumes to go through, as well as everything else that I have to accomplish on a daily basis...and I had all the other things listed above happen to interrupt my day.
I miss my husband (and, no, it doesn't matter that I was just with him for 10 days...he's my best friend), my kids miss their dad (I'm am grateful we will spend a day and a half with him this weekend), time is drawing near for us to move away from our oldest kids...which is harder and harder for all of us to think about...
I could go on...(but I won't)
And, yet, at the end of this day, the Lord gently says to me, "Come to me, Laura, for you 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 soul. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
How can I argue with the One who knows me better than I know myself! I will rest in You, Lord. Here is all my worry and stress...I give it to You. Thank You for carrying this load for me.