REST

By: Pam Gray

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28 (KJV)


COME OUT OF SADNESS. . . COME BROKEN HEARTED. . .
EARTH HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CAN’T HEAL. . .
LAY DOWN YOUR HURT, LAY DOWN YOUR HEART, COME AS YOU ARE*

When our son died in 2012, I learned this verse is not just for the lost, but also for the weary, heartbroken Christian. I was so lost, broken, and honestly, I was mad. How could this be when we had prayed, fasted, trusted, and believed for his deliverance?

So many times, when events happen in our lives that we don’t understand, we turn away from the only One who can give us rest. This song reminds me, God doesn’t ask us to wait to come to Him when we no longer question, no longer hurt, and are no longer angry. With love He says, “Come... and I will give you rest.”

*Crowder. “Come As You Are.” Neon Steeple, Capitol Christian Music Group, 2014.