Jesus, I’m Worn.

LAST NIGHT, I SAID, “JESUS, I’M WORN.”

I said, “Jesus, I’m tired.”

“Jesus, I am exhausted. And broken down. And frail.”

 

I feel as though it’s just one thing after another after another.

At first, I felt bogged down. And discouraged.

But now, I feel stripped. Naked. Bare.

Yet oddly enough, I feel full.

And content.

And joyful.

Because right now, the only thing I know is Jesus’ faithfulness.

 

I think Jesus is trying to take me deeper. To make me lean more on Him. And fall more in love with Him.

And it’s working. It’s painful, but it’s working.

 

So last night, I said, “Jesus, I’m worn.”

I said, “Jesus, I’m tired.”

“Jesus, I am exhausted. And broken down. And frail.”

And Jesus said,

Come to me, {my sweet daughter}, for you are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you {my sweet daughter}. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you, {my sweet daughter} will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you, {my sweet daughter} is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

 

I can’t really explain the feeling of coming to my sweet Jesus with heavy burdens and having Him give my wearied soul rest.

I can’t really explain the feeling of coming to my sweet Jesus and feeling Him take off my heavy yoke, and giving me His light one in place.

I can’t really explain the feeling of coming to my sweet Jesus with my hard and broken heart, and having His gentle hands hold it.

And I can’t really explain the sweet feeling of hearing my Jesus say, “Come to me.” Because it’s just so beautiful.

 

With Jesus, your heart can be searing with pain, yet at the very same time, blazing with joy.

It’s the paradox of our faith.

It’s our Savior.

 

 

SO, friends, I want to remind you that God is more interested in our character than our comfort. He is making us more like Christ, so inevitably God will lead us through the same experiences that Jesus went through- loneliness, temptation stress, criticism, rejection, and pain. (Rick Warren said that.)

SO friends, when we realize that everything is happening to make us more Christ-like, it resolves a great deal of anxiety. (A.W. Tozer said that.)

SO friends, take heart. For one day, there will be no more sickness, nor crying, nor pain. I think that this pain we feel now is meant to keep our hearts and eyes fixed on Heaven, our real home.

 

Friends, you and Jesus can do this. I assure you.

“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

 

With much, much love. –Melissa

4 thoughts on “Jesus, I’m Worn.

  1. Thank you for this. Jesus doesn’t feel gentle at heart to me right now. I need to trust His word and not my feeling. Struggling through a season of depression and I am clinging to these words and Matthew 11:28-30 tonight. Thank you!

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    1. Kayla, I am so glad that the Lord used this blog post to touch your heart. He knows what you are going through, He knows what you need, and He will provide for you. Praying He would calm your heart with His gentle and loving presence. Much love to you, my friend!

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