“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Rest from guilt and shame. Rest from striving to be good enough to be accepted and love. Rest from conditional love. Rest from the voice of Satan – always condemning and accusing. Rest from unreasonable expectations. Rest from the opinions of others. Rest. Rest for the soul, body, and spirit.
I went to the cross when I was 13 years old. There I found God’s grace and mercy, but it has taken me these 38 years to truly understand all that happened at the cross and to be able to rest in the promises of God. It has been a process of renewing my mind. A painful pulling up of lies that I believed and a planting of truth. It has been a journey of relationship with the One True Father and with Jesus Christ. God is not finished yet. He continues to draw me deeper into Himself and into a deeper trust. But I have known His joy, His unconditional love, His great peace, and I desire no other. There is hope only in Lord Jesus and what He accomplished at the cross. His last words were, “It is finished.” There is nothing else that we must add. We must rest in His work and hope (with great expectation) in His forever.
I pray that this series of devotions on the cross has been an encouragement. I know it has been for me. We have been set free. Claim it! Walk in it! And enjoy your walk with your Father.