Being relaxed feels wonderful. Doesn’t it? If that is true, why aren’t more people relaxed? Jesus said: “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”. (Matt 11: 28-29) Jesus wants us to know that if we are weary and overburdened, we should go to him and He will give us rest and relaxation.
Relaxation is impossible without trust! If we know we can’t fix our problem, then why not relax while God is working on it? The ability to relax is dependent upon our willingness to trust God completely. If things don’t go our way, instead of being upset, believe that getting our way was not what we needed. God knew that! So, He gave us what was best for us, instead of what we wanted.
If we are waiting longer than we had hoped to, we can either get frustrated and angry, or we can say, “God’s timing is perfect; He is never late, furthermore, my steps are ordered by the Lord.” Then we can relax and go with the flow of what is happening in our life.
Prayer: Father, I commit all my cares, concerns and circumstances to You. Help me to trust You, to give my burdens to You, and relax in Your love, knowing You have everything under control. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Pastor R. Mario Howell