Come to me all who are weary, tired, disappointed and drained. For, I am your Savior and I have much to say. Come to me and lay your burdens at my feet and come and receive my comfort and rest. I am here for you, to receive you when you are at your worst and when you are at your best. I alone can comfort your mind and heart when you know not what to say. Come and dwell with me and let me speak to your heart. Dwelling with me will give you a brand-new start.
Release the things that have taken a hold of your heart. Release the anger and resentment you carry around with you. It is not good to keep these things penned-up inside of you, so release them all to me now. I can handle your fury. I can handle your rage. I was once in your place and I laid these things at my Father’s feet. He knew how to guide me, He knew what to say, to keep my heart aligned with him and remain in his love each day.
My comfort, my love, I give to you now. Walk in my peace; I’ll show you how. No matter what comes, no matter how hard the road seems before you, I will guide your heart to the right place. I am your comforter when things seem dark. I am the one to release your pain to when no one understands. I will give you my understanding and my ability to push through. You are my beloved child and I dearly love you.
Worry, fear, doubts, and anxiety, are not what I want you carrying around. You have been empowered by my Spirit to live higher and above these things that come your way. This is why I came to earth and lived and died for you. This plan has been laid out for you to live a victorious life in me.
Do not walk with your face to the ground, but lift your head and display your victorious crown. You are not fighting a losing battle, but you are coming from a place of victory in me. I have defeated these things you’re dealing with, so lay them at my feet and I will help you to see like me. I will show you the things to think about when fear and doubt show their face. Walk in the faith that I have placed within you and look to these things no more. Remember who you are dear child and walk in my Spirit of love.
Matthew 11:28-30 The Passion Translation
28 “Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. 29 Simply join your life with mine] Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. 30 For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear.”
Matthew 1:23 The Passion Translation
Listen! A virgin will be pregnant, she will give birth to a Son, and he will be known as “Emmanuel,” which means in Hebrew, “God became one of us.”
John 14:27 The Passion Translation
27 “I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous! [a]
- 14:27 These are the same words Moses gave before he died and the words God spoke to Joshua as he entered into his life’s plan of taking the promised land for Israel. See Deut. 31:8; Josh. 1:8–9; 10:25. God has not given us a spirit of cowardly fear. See also 2 Tim. 1:7.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 The Passion Translation
3–4 For although we live in the natural realm, we don’t wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims. Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide.[a] 5 We can demolish every deceptive fantasy[b] that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought[c] and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. 6 Since we are armed with such dynamic weaponry, we stand ready to punish[d] any trace of rebellion, as soon as you choose complete obedience.[e]
- 10:3–4 Or “strongholds.” The Aramaic word for strongholds can also be translated “rebellious castles.” Paul seems to be referring to demonic strongholds or centers of opposition to the light of the gospel.
- 10:5 Or “citadels of argumentations,” which include fantasies.
- 10:5 Or “every scheme.” Paul is using the concept of taking prisoners of war, but in this case the prisoners held captive are faulty patterns of thought that defy God’s authority.
- 10:6 Or “court martial.”
- 10:6 This completes one long, complicated Greek sentence that began in v. 3. In this passage Paul describes four arenas of our warfare: (1) We are empowered by grace and with the gospel to dismantle strongholds. (2) We demolish arguments, opinions, theories, and philosophies. (3) We take captive every thought to insist that it become obedient to the mind of Christ. (4) We stand ready and willing to wage war and defeat the enemy (Eph. 6:10–18).