Oh, Weary Soul

Oh, weary soul
Come take a rest
Lie down burdens
That are a mess

My doors are open
My arms spread wide
Enter My house
And let my mercy reside

Hear me, my little one
Whose heart has been broken
Let me comfort you
With my Words spoken

Gather into my place
Where truth is spoken
Let me bond the wounds
That have been broken

Place your weary soul
Into my keeping
Rest, my love
No more weeping…

Come, oh, weary soul
Where Jesus is perch
Comfort awaits inside
Enter My Church

By Cassie Johnson
Week of February 22 & March 14, 2021

Jesus speaking, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30, NIV).

I wrote most of the poem a few weeks ago when I remembered a dream I posted on Facebook about where Jesus tells me I could rest in the house he created. I also thought about my “Go-To” Scripture that I have, or maybe God has planted on my heart, mind, and soul. Joshua 1:9, God talking, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Then, I thought about my “Go-To” story when I am weary that reminds me of God’s offering of comfort on several levels in 1st Kings 19, where Elijah was emotionally and physically burned out. However, God provides for Elijah’s needs to help him recover, such as physical comfort (food, drink, rest). Then God gently speaks to Elijah in the wind (spiritual comfort). Follow by emotional support when God tells Elijah, he is not the only prophet left. Finally, God offers peer support for Elijah with the calling of Elisha.

Every Christian should have a “Go-To” Scriptures or Bible story that helps them through the tough times and reminds them what God can do and has done for them.

I was also reminded of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs with 1st Kings 19 and Elijah’s needs being met by God.

Peace and love, my friends.

On a side note: You should know I wrote the last four lines of the poem today. It seems fitting after listening to the sermon online this morning and being humble to hear God’s Word spoken through the minister.

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