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Struggling to Find Rest

"Come to me, all of you who are weary + carry heavy burdens + I will give you rest." I find such solace in this verse which is beautifully said in Matthew 11:28. We as humans are called to give all we struggle with to our Heavenly Father, for we weren't meant to carry anything beyond the cross. I think that's pretty darn lovely if you ask me. We are meant to feel that sigh of relief, the weight lifted off your shoulders, a breath of fresh air. With Christ, we don't have to be burdened.

Now I am most certainly not perfect and I very much struggle with the whole concept of "rest". I'm one to want to keep going all the time + do multiple things in order to busy my mind, in order to not slip into thoughts the enemy so plentifully floods my brain with. Much like Parks and Rec's beloved Chris Traeger says; "if I keep my body moving and my mind occupied at all times, I will avoid falling into a bottomless pit of despair" - I can't say that I'm as dramatic and grandiose as Mr. Traeger, but I very much relate to what he says here. 

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