We have finally gotten some RELIEF from the heat here in Missouri. It is still warm of course (hey, it's still August in Missouri), but no longer BRUTALLY HOT. Early last week we had high temperatures well over 100. By the end of the week, it had cooled down and we had actually gotten some rain. Rain. I had to remind myself what rain looked like and felt like, but we got it. And we needed it desperately. It has been so dry that we aren't out of the woods yet. But at least we are beginning to feel that the worse is over.
And just like we need relief from extreme weather, sometimes we need relief from situations in our lives. Thank God that HE promised in Matthew 11:28-30; "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
Does this mean that by putting your trust in the Lord you won't have problems. I really wish it did, but it doesn't. Even Jesus said in John 16:33: "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
We have good days and bad days. Honestly, we have great days and then really HORRIBLE days. And sometimes we just have days where they all run together and you just feel tired and worn out. You feel like you're doing all you can do, and it isn't enough. Listen to me. When you feel like that RUN TO JESUS! Run to Him. He is the only one who can send that sweet relief, His Holy Spirit.
Sometimes it isn't the "big" things that get us down, although we all know those big things aren't fun. But many times, in my own life, sometimes I just need reassurance that it's all O.K. That He is in control of my life. And He is . . . IF I LET HIM and that can be tough. Really tough.
Trust in the Lord. And really trusting Him means DON'T WORRY. It means praying for rain, and trusting that HE will send it in His time. That can be tough too.
So today, I am thankful to the Lord for some relief from this extreme summer, and I am thankful for relief for my soul. He never fails. Thank you Jesus.