Day 10

Matthew 11:28-30

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

When is a time in your life where you felt desperate? There is something about the feeling of desperation that makes us completely overwhelmed. One might say we are weary or burdened when we reach a point of desperation. In desperation we recognize things are out of our control. We don’t have the ability to fix what is broken by ourselves. We are weary and burdened because we realize we don’t have it all by our self. The beauty of desperation is it helps us see our need for Jesus, who humbly and gently invites us to himself with the promise of rest. Unfortunately, all of us are tempted to take our desperate moments and find something to distract us away from them. If we don’t distract, oftentimes we look to find something that will numb us. Where do you turn in desperation? Take some time today and write down where you go in desperation. This Lent, hear the call of Jesus to come with your weariness and burdens and find his rest.