The Christian Public Servant – “comfort and rest “
May 31, 2016 – Tuesday
Matthew 11:28 (NIV) Come to me all who labor and are heavy burdened and I will give you rest.
Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV) – “…Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
A few days ago, I looked over at my coworker’s desk and saw little prayer calendar. It had a verse that really struck me. It said we must be exhausted for God and go to Him for all of our needs. Now many people look to the world to supply the comfort and rest for exhausted hearts. What do you do when you are tired and have too much to do? Who do you turn to for help?
I hate to say it, but the last thing I want to do when I’m exhausted is to pray and dive into His Word. I rather sit on my couch and watch TV, or listen to music that makes me feel good. But, I know that is my flesh battling to go to the world for my needs. Many people seek comfort and rest in worldly things rather than resting in the Lord.
Today at work should you become exhausted, do not grieve – know that He will give you true comfort and rest. Download a Bible app for your smartphone so that whenever you’re feeling pressure from you supervisor, frustration with a co-worker, or struggling to meet the needs of a customer, you can pull up the verse of the day and seek solace in God. Involving God throughout your day in this fast paced world will definitely help you find joy in the Lord and true comfort and rest.
Now go have a great day!
Lord, I have not been exhausted for You in a long time, and I desire to change that. Provide me with the strength to rebuke the ways of the world and truly come to You for comfort and rest. I ask this in Your Son’s name. Amen.
Robertson School of Government
Virginia Beach, Virginia