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Get Some Rest

We’re just a few days into the New Year. Did you make a resolution?

I wonder why we wait till the new year to make life changes. When the holiday season ends, things don’t really magically slow down or sort themselves out. It doesn’t become any easier to make changes. With all of my resolutions, I find life often gets more busy as I try to take control of the chaos and put things back in order.

At the beginning of the year, I tend to look back wistfully over good times and mourn over the bad times, and while it inspires me to future goals, it also makes me feel tired. In the midst of all the reminiscing, catching up and planning, all I really want is rest.

In Jesus, we can find that rest at any time of the year. In Matthew 11, Jesus tells us to come to him with our busyness and burdens and he will give us rest. He promises that in Him our yoke will become light, and we will find rest for our souls. As we get caught up in the New Year’s rush, let’s first make time to be with God and find rest in Him.

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