GOD doesn’t exhaust us.
We exhaust ourselves.
Ok, I exhaust myself.
In Exodus 33, GOD is a bit frustrated with the Jews. HE refers to them as stiff-necked. And Moses, who is anointed to lead them is tired.
I feel Moses here. HE tries. And tries. Goes to bat for his peeps and they whine and complain... and I can almost hear a “we should have never listened to you”.
I imagine poor Moses feels between a burning bush and a.... okay not a good joke!
Haven’t we all felt that way? GOD calls us to something difficult. Perhaps, a missionary- counselor, minister or children’s leader.. or a mom or dad or just life!
It can be exhaustive at best. Sometimes fighting an uphill battle.
Besides remembering that the LORD goes with us in these endeavors; rest is a must and the LORD always provides rest.
Now, me- I don’t always listen. I do this and do that until not only am I exhausted....but my health gets affected - my mood is grouchy, my memory goes in all directions.
Obviously, GOD who told Moses in verse 14 of Chapter 33 in Exodus “And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest” is clearly telling us something!
Well, screaming it to me! GOD rested after creating the world. All throughout the Bible - rest is spoken about. JESUS went off by himself to get rest. JESUS slept soundly in the boat even in the midst of a storm.
Yet, I’ll stress to the point of insomnia!
GOD is there for us through the storms and the chaos, to give us rest! And fear, anxiety and stress - can be abolished if we - here it comes, REST IN THE LORD!
Today, I shall take a step towards resting more! Who’s with me?