I know there is a purpose
That all is for my good,
But in my weary body
I wish I understood.
Oh Lord, I turn to you in faith
I know that You do care,
For though I ache with weariness
I feel You everywhere.
And in a moment of clarity
I hear a still, small voice -
"Take heed, my precious daughter
You have reason to rejoice.
Your burdens they are heavy
I know that this is true,
But come to Me, I'll give you rest
My yoke I give to you.
The burden I give is easy
Restoring to your soul,
And though you suffer in this life
Remember, Heaven is the goal.
Sleep tonight in peace, My child
Awake with strength anew,
For you are wearing the Shepherd's yoke
Made especially for you."
So I will face another day
And listen for His voice,
For Jesus is the reason
That in my heart I can rejoice.
"Come to Me," He says with love
"Let me give you rest,
I know the plans I have for you
And they are for the best."
Oh Lord, I release my weary mind
For You have heard my plea,
I thank You that You're always here
Walking each step with me.
© Sharon Kirby
September 21, 2002
Then 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)
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