Where True Rest is Born

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, NLT)

“Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.” – (Matthew 11:28, CEB)


When we grow weary or we become worn down from the load that life has us bear, Jesus calls to us to come to Him – for He will give us rest. It does not mean that our struggles will disappear, yet He who is far greater than anything we face, will walk beside us and carry the load when we can walk no further. His strength will be given, as He provides time and space for us to sit quietly in His presence and just rest. In that space, we don’t have to do or be anything to anyone. We are His. He loves because He created us, not because of anything that we have or have not done. May we go to God with our weariness and weightiness, and allow Him to grant us the rest that we so desperately need in Him.


When weight of the world,

begins to bear down;Compassion in Confrontations

waves keep on crashing,

you fear you may drown.

Seek the Lord Jesus,

He calls us to come;

to give our burdens,

to the Righteous One.

There is an exchange,

when we seek His face;

He takes our burdens,

gives rest by His grace.

Come all you weary,

tired, broken and worn;

Christ is the answer,

where true rest is born.


Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You call us to come to You when we are weary and burdened and broken down. Thank You that You are not put off by our need, but rather it is in that space of need that You meet us, and grant us Your rest. Forgive us for trying to power through in places where we are meant to stop and spend time before You, allowing You to show us how You will help bear the burden that is beyond what we are meant to carry. Thank You that when the load is ours to bear, You strengthen us in our space of seeking. Teach us to trust You more, so that we will come to You when we are weary, and allow You to grant us rest. Show us how to come alongside others to be Your hands and heart in such a way, that their load is lightened too. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we come to You with our burdens, and find Your rest. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ. – Ephesians 2:4-5

Assessing Our Allegiance

image by Jami Pearson

image by Jami Pearson

Just as the body,

needs physical checks,

so does the spirit;

our soul to the test.

Assure that our faith,

is on solid ground;

not in sinking sand,

or starting to drown.

If there’s no new growth,

then there is clear sign,

that spiritual health,

is on the decline.

If this is the case,

then seek after Him.

For He will be found,

when we search within.

Let others know too,

to cover in prayer;

and all will rejoice,

at His obvious care.

(Responding to 2 Corinthians 13:5-9)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are a kind and loving Daddy that longs to spend time with His kids.  Thank You that You continually whisper reminders through the world around us.  Forgive us for the times that we get too caught up in our own busyness, to slow down and listen.  Help us to always be intentional in our time with You, and may our ears and hearts ever be open to what You want to teach us.  Thank You that this life is all about learning and loving in You.  May our lives display clear evidence of this in such a way, that many are drawn unto You.  In Your precious and powerful Name, Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present