Midnight Mom Devotional : December 1

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-30

Tonight, as I was praying, I heard the Lord speak this verse over my heart. He kept speaking. He kept reaffirming words within me that I needed to hear. And if I needed to hear them, I bet you do too. Here is what Jesus says to us weary mommas.

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest… Not the rest that you think you need. Not the night of good sleep. Not the vacation you’d love to have, or the quiet weekend getaway you’re dreaming of. Rest like a shelter in the middle of the storm. Rest like a Father’s chest in the middle of the chaos. Rest like a place for your peace to land and find a safe place to nest. Rest that is unexpected. Rest that sustains. Rest that doesn’t make sense at all… because it is a moment within a moment where you and I meet face to face. Come to Me. Come to Me. Come to Me. And find My rest for your soul.”

Momma, He sees us. He knows that more than anything, we need have a safe place where our hearts can retreat and where we can let go of the burdens we carry. In the middle of the night. In the middle of the day. He’s waiting for us, friend. He is the rest that we need.

Lord, thanks for meeting us right where we are. Thanks for the shelter of Your love. Meet each need of each person reading tonight. Send Your Holy Spirit, Lord. You’re good, Father. We love You. In Jesus’s name we pray. Amen.

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