Weary and Burdened

Author: Elaina Canfield — Host: Natty AndersonPosted on: November 27, 2023

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Weary and Burdened

READ: PSALM 116:1-7; MATTHEW 11:28-30

Lord, I need Your help


I don’t know where else to go

Come to me

I’m so tired

All who are weary

This burden is more than I can handle

All who are burdened

Can You help me?

And I will give you rest

I want to believe You can

I will give you rest

I trust You now, take this burden from me

I will give you rest

I lean on You, my Savior

I will give you rest. • Eliana Canfield

• Today’s poem is based on Jesus’s words in Matthew 11:28. Jesus has made the way for us to enter God’s rest by dying on the cross and rising from the grave for us. If we’ve put our trust in Jesus, we can rest in God’s love and be free from striving. We also have the Holy Spirit as our Helper, who reminds us of Jesus’s words and helps us rest in Him (John 14:26). How might it be comforting to know that, whenever we need help and rest, God is pleased to give us these things?

• In what ways do you need help and rest today? Consider taking a moment to ponder Jesus’s invitation in Matthew 11:28-30, and then talk to Him about anything that’s weighing on you.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (NIV)