The Christian Public Servant – “one of those days”

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February 27, 2018 – Tuesday

Reading

Matthew 11:28-29[NIV] 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.

Philippians 4:6-7 [NIV] Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Reflection

Have you ever had one of those days? You know, the kind where there are too many tasks to be accomplished, and you are completely overwhelmed. Well, the other day my daughter had one of those days. Her workload was so heavy at the hospital that there was no humanly way she could care for the number of patients by herself. Yet, her boss expected all the work to be completed. My daughter became very anxious.

Then she remembered scripture about anxiety and His invitation. She started praying He would keep His promise. Eventually peace replaced her stress and the needs of her patients were met.

Scripture calls us to accept our Lord’s invitation to come to Him – especially during those times where the burden is too heavy to bear. As Christian public servants, we are not supposed to get anxious. We are to turn everything over to God, through prayer and petition, knowing He will provide. Our Lord keeps His promise – even when you’re having one of those days.

If your workload is too much today, if that deadline is unrealistic, if your organization is understaffed, if you are stressed out – remember Jesus’ invitation. And remember, He will keep His promise if you come to Him – even when you are having one of those days.

Prayer

Father God, thank You for Your rest and peace that You readily provide when I am so heavily burdened. May I always remember to come to You first in everything I do. I have faith in You keeping all promises. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Lakisha Williams, BSW
Personal Care Aid
Ability Works
Jackson, Mississippi USA
and MPA Candidate
Belhaven University
Jackson, Mississippi USA

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