Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”- Matthew 11:28
When I think of this scripture, I imagine myself, laying my head in Jesus’ lap and finding comfort. These past two weeks have be tough ones laced with little victories. It has felt like there is “something” that has come up, every day. Every single day. I am tired and feeling really weary. When I played soccer and got hurt, my brother would look at me and tell me “do not cry”, you are tough. Eventually, I stopped crying and just pushed through the pain but sometimes it hurt too bad; I needed to cry, and I did.
So today, I needed to cry.
A friend told me, “If you cry, its not because you are weak”. While I know this to be true, some parts of me feel so weak and vulnerable when I cry. Somehow, even in my weakness, I feel little ounces and strength and hope rise within me.
People, I am clinging to hope.
The Bible says, in this life you will have trouble (John 16:33).
Trouble does not define us. It does not name us. It is hard but we can grow through our troubles. We can become stronger. We can become better. In the moment it is not easy and there will be dark nights. BUT John 16:33 ends with this…”take heart! I have overcome the world.”
So even in the dead of night, know that you will not stay there. You will (I will!) make it through every valley and every storm.