“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Sometimes you can feel parked in your faith, like you’re not moving forward in trusting God. In these times, it’s important to respond to God’s invitation to find rest and trust Him.
God promises to draw near to you as you draw near to Him. It’s a promise you can count on. So come now and intentionally draw near, right where you are.
1. C - CAST YOUR CONCERNS
“Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
Bring your unanswered questions/self pity/disappointment/distracted life to Him. Voice your specific need right now.
2. O - OPEN YOUR HEART
“Don’t worry about anything but pray about everything. Tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank Him for His answers.” Philippians 4:6-7
Open your heart completely to Him and tell Him all your doubts and reservations. He understands you. Don’t forget to thank Him that He hears and will answer you.
3. M - MAKE REQUESTS
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
Lay aside your own best thinking and confidently ask God to give you what He knows you need today. Thank Him for His mercy and grace in your times of need.
4. E - EXPECT HIM
“May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Let His peace and joy flow over you and spill out to those around you.
Lord God, thank You that I can sit in Your presence and let Your love settle over me. Speak to my heart as I allow each one of these verses to steep in my heart just as tea steeps in a pot and flavors the water. Thank You that You are all that I need today. I pray this in the strong name of Jesus, amen.
In our busy days we often try to commune with God on the run. Carve out 15 minutes today to sit quietly and allow your heart to draw near to God. Find strength as you re-read the above verses and ponder each one.