The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles.The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:17-18
In the troubles, in the trials, in the times where peace is nowhere to be found and sorrow steals our joyful hearts, rest is found in the arms of our Savior. Constant tears and broken hearts may overtake us. Life is rough. Sometimes we wonder why God is doing what He is doing. It's easy to doubt His love and let grief overwhelm us.
The Lord is too good to want that for our lives.
We may not see what He is doing, but His plan is so much bigger than what our minds can understand. He is moving behind the scenes. He is working out His purposes, filled with perfect love and never-ending faithfulness. He sees the big picture.
Yes, the tough times will still come. But in these tear-filled times, God is waiting for us to seek Him.
It's in seeking Him that we find true rest for our souls. As we cry out to Him and present our requests before our Almighty God, we discover a peace that surpasses all understanding (Phil. 4:6-7). Jesus is willing and ready to bring comfort to our broken spirit. He is leaning in close, filling us with His breath of love, the air of life, the words of peace and faithfulness.
He hears your cries. He is close to the brokenhearted. He heals crushed spirits and brings a peace that is like nothing else.
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
Jesus says to come to Him.
All who are weary, all who are burdened, all with seemingly never-ending wet eyes and all whose hearts are split into two---
He says to come to Him, and He will give you rest.
He brings peace in our trials, comfort in our sorrows, and rest in our weariness.
In all of this, run to Him. Your situation may not change, but your soul's condition will. Peace and rest and pure joy is found in trusting in our Savior.
My heart is filled with gratitude that in the dead of a cold night, I can come to Him and find rest for this weary soul. He is lifting this heavy heart and placing it all on His shoulders. No purer peace is found anywhere but in His unending love.
He is gentle and humble in heart. Come to Him.