Rest for the Weary– S4 DEp9 

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG) says: 

“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) 


Are you loaded down with heavy burdens that tip the scale to –MUCH too MUCH? 

Do you feel as if you are carrying the weight of the world? One final question—Do you know Jesus as LORD and Savior? 

In the book of Matthew chapter 11, Jesus makes a call to all those overburdened. He calls to those working hard to meet a goal that’s unattainable by the works of one’s hands. 

HE makes a call to those that are carrying heavy anxieties that eat away at one’s peace and steals their joy.  

HE makes a call to those that think they can come up with a bailout plan, yet have no clue where to start. 

Jesus makes a call to ALL those in need of a SAVIOR. 

Rest for the Weary- Photo of a woman sitting in front of a computer with her hand on her head appearing to be overwhelmed.

Jesus is saying; Come to Me, and I will give you rest.  

The message is clear in what Jesus is relaying. Stop going your own way and let ME lead you. Stop carrying the weight of confusion and let ME teach you things you do not know. 

The load would be much lighter, if you’d stop trying to carry a load that was never meant for you to bear. 

You see, we are meant to carry some things, but not EVERYTHING. The only ONE that came to bear the heavy weight of the world—is JESUS.  

Jesus gives REST for the Weary! Jesus came to rescue those in need of a SAVIOR. 

Jesus supplies what we need! He established righteousness from the Cross by becoming the SAVIOR of the world. He took away the sins of the world by paying the ransom for sin. 

He took away sin’s chains of enslavement—guilt and shame. He  took away the burden of trying to achieve perfection when HE was and IS the only PERFECT ONE! 

Jesus did what no one else could do which was BE the Savior of the world. This is the gospel call to whoever will come to Jesus and receive of HIM by believing—LET HIM COME! 

Receive Christ’s gift of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus. Submit to HIS authority and learn from HIM. Build a relationship with Jesus that never ends. 

Through the power of grace, the grace of God, which is God’s infinite love, salvation came to man. And God’s saving grace was available to help in times of need for those that depend on HIM. 

In 2 Corinthians 12:9 (GNT), the Word of God says, “My grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak.” Beloved, don’t carry those heavy burdens—come to Jesus, (WHO is the PERSON of grace). 

Let HIM lead you daily, TO and THROUGH the plan of God for your life.  

The LORD says in Jeremiah 29:11 (GNT); “I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.” 

Beloved, it’s time…it’s time to depend on JESUS! Draw from the ONE who is the LIGHT in the midst of dark times. HE provides Rest for the Weary! 

Remember, God loves you and HIS grace keeps on saving through HIS Son—JESUS CHRIST!  

Let’s pray… 

Heavenly Father,  

We come to YOU in the Name of Jesus with thanksgiving in our hearts. Father God, we thank YOU for YOUR goodness in our lives. We thank YOU that we can always depend on YOU. 

Father God, I lift up every believer in Christ, that our dependency will always be upon YOU. And, I pray that every heart of the believer is eagerly awaiting the return of our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST! 

Father God, as we go about life from day to day, help us to remember that YOU made the blueprint for our lives. Help us to know that there is not a day that we should allow ourselves to begin without YOU. 

Instead, help us to trust in the LORD with all our heart and not lean on our own understanding. Help us to acknowledge YOU as YOUR word promises that YOU will make straight our paths.  

Father God, give us the wisdom that we need every day so that we walk on the path with YOUR help and not without it. 

Help us to honor YOU and depend on YOU with all that is within our heart. We love YOU, and We thank YOU for the greatest gift that started new life for us—the gift of Salvation through faith in Jesus.  

Bless us Lord, and help us to be a blessing to others in Jesus’ GREAT name, Amen, Amen, Amen. 

Grace and Peace to you all! And remember that JESUS IS LORD!!! 

Lady V 

Prayer Scriptures 

Jeremiah 29:11 Proverbs 19:17 
Proverbs 3:5-10  Philippians 2:4 

Bible Study Resources 

  • Holy Bible [NKJV, NLT, Amplified, MEV, ESV] 
  • Get the Bible App by YouVersion 
  • NLT Chronological Life Application Study Bible 

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