A Prayer for When You Feel Restless
By Molly Law
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28, ESV
The holiday weekend specifically created for rest has come and gone, but how many of us can say we took Labor Day weekend to actually rest? Most of us probably wanted to maximize a free day off and took our families on vacation, finished household chores, or ran errands around town.
This is not surprising — for we live in a culture that values productivity and instills in us that to “rise and grind” will make us worthy and successful. So, on days that are given to us as rest, we are then forced to use for activities that could not be met during the work week.
God foresaw humanity’s need for rest. It was God who modeled for us what healthy, creative, and productive work looked like. After six days of creation, he gave us rest. Genesis 2:2-3 tells us, “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the…