Today's Verse: Matthew 11:28

Monday, August 21, 2023

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
— Matthew 11:28
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Where do you go when you are exhausted and in need of rest? No bed, vacation, or retreat can give us the genuinely refreshing, spiritual rest we desperately need apart from Jesus. He invites us to bring our weariness to him and rest in and with him.
So what are you waiting for? Come to Jesus and enjoy the blessings of his presence, love, forgiveness, grace, refreshment, and rest! Jesus invites us:
"Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest" (Mark 6:31).

My Prayer...

Almighty God, your Son Jesus is my strength and hope. I look forward to the day when he returns in triumph for me and all of your children. But Father, I want to know him better and to live for him with an undivided heart. I want to find rest in his presence, meaning in his service, and significance in his acceptance. Please bless me as I journey toward a deeper relationship with you and gain a more profound knowledge of your Son. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord, I pray. Amen.

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

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.