Have you ever felt like you were just plain overworked?
Do you ever feel so tired that you just don’t know what you are going to do with yourself?
Our society values those who work long, hard hours even at the expense of their health.
Work is good but for what? What are we working for?
Are we working to provide for our needs or are we working to provide for our wants?
We sometimes work so hard that we forget to live. If we work so hard that we don’t have time to live then is it worth it?
I mean we would all love to be filthy rich, but if by the time you get there you are old, sick and alone what the point is?
As I read the scriptures today, I saw a story the parallels our experience. Moses and Aaron came to Egypt to release Israel and Pharaoh got upset.
Pharaoh got upset because he was worried about losing workers. Pharaoh did not want Isreal to rest from their labor.
Pharoah was so adamant about them not resting that he made them get their straw to make bricks. Pharoah did not want the children of Israel to rest.
And today we have a Pharaoh. The Devil is always pounding down your door saying work work work but don’t rest. There is nothing wrong with working but we must take the time to rest!
Rest from trying to work things out your way and let God work it out. Rest from crying over that relationship that was no good for you anyway. Rest from worries and fears and let God handle it.
Whoever you are, and wherever you are if you are just tired God extends His hands to you and says please won’t you please take my rest.