Devotional February 29th

Scripture Reading: Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”


Matthew 11:28 extends a compassionate invitation from Jesus to those burdened by the weight of life’s struggles. The imagery of labor and heavy burdens resonates with the weariness many carry. In this verse, Jesus doesn’t offer a temporary reprieve but a profound and lasting rest found in Him. It’s an invitation to exchange our burdens for His yoke, to find true rest in a relationship with the One who intimately understands our struggles.

Cropped shot of a young businesswoman looking stressed out while working in an office

Moreover, this scripture prompts us to reflect on the nature of our burdens. Are we carrying them alone, or have we surrendered them to Christ? The call to come to Jesus is an acknowledgment of our need for a Savior who provides not just momentary relief but lasting rest for our souls. As we meditate on Matthew 11:28, let us release our burdens at the feet of Jesus, finding solace and restoration in His embrace.


Gentle Savior, we come to you with our burdens, weary and in need of rest. Thank you for the invitation to find solace in your presence. As we surrender our struggles to you, grant us the rest that goes beyond the superficial and penetrates the depths of our souls. May our trust in you be the source of enduring peace. Amen.

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