“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Matthew 11:28-30. (MSG)
I think I have inherited my mums worry wart tendencies. I hate being a worrier, but late at night when the house is still and everyone is fast asleep, I find that I am wide awake worrying about all the things in life that I personally have no control over . I drive myself crazy. Literally!
We aren’t supposed to live our lives worrying though. Jesus wants to walk by our side and take care of us. He already did the most amazing thing for us. We are already redeemed through His blood, but we have to learn what it is to live in the understanding of what HE has already done for us.
Every single one of us want to live freely and lightly. Not one of us want to live under a shadow of anxiety, or live our lives through a filter of anxiety. We need to hand our burdens over to Jesus who has already paid the price for us, and remember what that actually means. Remember that within the three days of Jesus dying for us – He went down to Hell and took the power away from the devil. The devil has no power over us UNLESS we give him the power. He will try every trick in the book, but we have to keep reminding him of his future.
Funnily enough, it doesn’t take long to fall asleep when I kick the devil out of my room in Jesus name. The worry subsides and I fall asleep.