Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rest...

You've probably read here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), that I am tired.  Regularly.  Not just a day at a time, periodically.

Of course, my lack of sleep doesn't help, to be sure.

However, it seems I've been very busy, lately.  So busy, that I've wondered when I would ever have found time to work, if I were healthy enough to do so!

Just to show you what I have been experiencing lately, I've been not just weary and physically tired, I've actually found it hard to stay awake.  So, I've been falling asleep at various times throughout the day.

For example, on Tuesday evening, I was so-o tired that I ended up having a nap.  What began as a nap for about a half hour, expanded to be about two (2) hours in length.

After I awoke, I spent the rest of the evening feeling tired.

It truly didn't matter how tired I was, because when I crawled back into bed, I couldn't sleep.  And, ended up staying awake until about 5:15 a.m.

Knowing I had a busy day planned for yesterday, this meant that I had less than a handful of hours sleep, before having to get up and get rolling.  But, I did it!

I made my way to see my mechanic, so he could look at my van.  Then, I had to do a few errands, before I headed to the 50+ group luncheon at the church where I previously worshipped.

It was a lovely time, seeing friends that I haven't seen for quite a while.  Hey, they even sang Happy Birthday! for me, knowing my birthday is this coming weekend!  Thank you, my friends.  May God bless you, for encouraging me!

Even though I knew I had other things to do, I made my way home, afterwards.

I crawled into bed.  And, drifted off for Zzzz's within a few seconds.

Thinking about being tired and weary, brought to mind Matthew 11:28, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

How grateful I was, to be able to have a nap.  Even if it wasn't for a lengthy period of time.

But, of even greater gratefulness in my heart, is the fact that our Lord Jesus told us that when we who are tired and burdened, come to Him, He will give us rest.  After all, He does give us rest.

Now, I don't want you to think I'm referring to naps taken, periodically.  Although, I do appreciate them.

No.  I'm referring to the fact that when we are burdened with trials, troubles and stress, we can turn to our Lord, Jesus Christ.  We can leave our burdens with Him, at the foot of the cross.  And, He provides us with peace.  

Peace that goes beyond all understanding.  Peace, that can only come from Him.  Peace that brings us the rest we need.

Hallelujah!  Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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