Dear wonderful wives,
First of all thank you to all the NEW email subscribers. Evidently, you are telling your friends about Mrs. Older and I am happy about that. You can sign up at the top of the page where it says "Follow By Email." You won't be bombarded by emails.. you'll just get this blog when it's written.
Speaking of writing... I write lots of magazine articles.. and when they appear in print.... they have an audience of a couple of hundred thousand readers and my primary audience is married women between the ages of 25 -55.......So... every time an article hits the streets... I hear from women. Cards, emails, letters, voice mails. I would say I can get a clear picture of what women are dealing with.. and I'd say that many WOMEN ARE UTTERLY EXHAUSTED.....EXTREMELY EXHAUSTED. We get up early, we stay up late.. and we have trouble sleeping because we have too many lists of things to do going through our brains...You can go anywhere and buy a book about how to streamline your life... and how to say "NO". You can do less. You can read articles that I personally have written giving that advice... but.. for today... let me give you the ONE STEP Cure For Extreme Exhaustion And Burn Out. Jesus said: "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light." Matthew 11:28-30.
I have written articles, and taught Bible studies on these three verse. I won't do that today. I will simply tell you that Jesus is promising that if you will go to Him, if you will partner your life with His......He will GIVE you REST. Not a ten week program on how to learn to organize your life and time. NOPE.. He will, through the Holy Spirit.....and just being in HIS PRESENCE.. will you give a coffee break of rest for your inner spirit. All the problems don't go away.. but somehow He speaks to you in that deepest place and assures you that HE understands.. and that things will work out according to HIS LOVING WILL....
I have learned from experience.. that if I will continually take myself to Jesus, if I will honestly speak to Him from the core of my being, if I will cry out to Him FIRST when life seems impossible, overwhelming, exhausting, depressing, discouraging, and dismal..... HE WILL RESPOND. Jesus loves exhausted women. I can't MAKE YOU BELIEVE ME.. but I pray that you will.
Are you exhausted today? There's a huge sign blinking in heaven and it says, "WANTED: EXHAUSTED WOMEN!" Well.. ok.. alright.. I made that up.. BUT...
Jesus LOVES exhausted women...and He asks you to Come to HIM.... so He can GIVE YOU rest. You don't have to earn it. He will GIVE IT TO YOU. IT'S A GIFT.
Will you take it today?