What do you ponder? Are your thoughts weighing heavy? Is your mental capacity over weight? Thoughts can so full our minds that we come to a point we can’t think anymore, feel anymore, do anymore. Let this go on for too long and depression sets in, because we can’t handle it anymore. It can feel as though if one more thing happens our mind are going to explode. Have you been there? Maybe you’re there right now? What’s going on? What can we do about it all? Worry, stress, or life in general is enough for us to feel that way sometimes or even (hopefully not) all the time.
Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]”
Matthew 11:28 AMP
Come to Him and do what? Rest! Rest? But how do we rest when we longer no what that looks like in the hustle of the day? First, come to Him implies you must stop doing, THINKING, worrying and just “Be still, and know that I am God” Psalms 46:10 NKJV You must go to Him. What will He do in return if your stop striving? He’ll give you rest for your weary soul, mind and body. Mental rest. A clear mind. We must be careful what we ponder (think on), because it has a chain reaction to a series of thoughts. So, for example, you are stressing to the point of feeling physically ill whether a headache or your stomach is in knots because there isn’t enough money in the week. Whatever “it” that bring on the thoughts that are making you restless are Jesus promises freedom from those thoughts, even if we don’t see a immediate change in circumstances. Taking our mind thoughts to Him. Envision it like this: I’m at my wits end and I look up seeing Jesus walking towards me arms wide open ready to carry our burden, and with one touch of His hand to your head peace sweet peace floods over you. But in that moment, the choice is mine to run into his open arms exhausted mentally from trying to figure it all out and give the burden to Him or keep walking with my head down eyes to the ground, mind thoughts racing against each other in rapid speed trying to figure out my next move. Which place would you rather be in your thoughts? It’s our choice to ponder to the point of exhaustion or hand run into His arms and trust He’ll help you through no matter whatever the “it” is running over and over like a broken record. Look at what Jesus said to Martha.
“She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”—L UKE 10: 39– 42
Mary choose to push through whatever she might have been pondering and sat at His feet.
The choice is yours let those thoughts run you turn the point of exhaustion or make the choice run into His arms and sit at His feet. If your choice is to run to Him and stop trying to make it all happen or figure it all out, then when you get back up and face the moment again this verse from the Message Bible on purpose. “Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.”
Philippians 4:8-9 Msg
I encourage you to run into His arms, and sit at His feet because it’ll be simply beautiful by His design.
~Simply Beautiful Ministries~
You are Simply Beautiful by God’s design.