The Savior Self

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 TNIV

Sometimes the days become war. They blindside us with unrelenting blows from the mundane corners of everyday life. There is too much to do, too many fronts to defend, too many fires to put out. So what deceives us into traveling the days as though we have strength enough to be the savior of our own lives? Do we conclude (quietly, secretly, where even our own thoughts can barely hear) that since God is doing nothing, then we must somehow make a way for ourselves?

Too often, we miss Jesus. Striving the way we do always makes the distance between us and Him ache with inconsolable longing. But the damnable part of that is that it doesn’t have to be so! He is there with us; He remains still. Patient. Waiting. Being God.

Of the pressures and distractions and decisions we must face each day, there is (it seems) no end. But there is only one decision that truly matters. And that is the decision to cling close to Jesus, to hang trembling to his garments, whatever battle-lines form against us at our backs. Choosing not to fight in our own strength. But to believe, and to rest.

This devotion is adapted from an article in the July/August 2003 issue of RELEVANT magazine. Get your own copy.

Talk About It

How can you work moments of rest into your day?


Mike Moffitt


Mike Moffitt commented…

I carry either a rosary or orthodox prayer rope with me most of the time, so even as I walk down the hall I can feel it and murmur the Jesus Prayer (Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me) the Lord's Prayer, or the Apostle's Creed, just as a reminder of who I am and what my place in the world is.



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