Slow down and take time to reach for and cling to the hand of your Lord. It could be through prayer, reading the Bible, listening to some Christian music, or meditating on past experiences with God. Journal about God’s plan for you or call a Christian friend and talk about how your story fits into God’s big story. You will find that it is this hand, His presence that will pull you up that steep hill before you.
Dear Father, I come to you weary and burdened, I come to You to rest, I come for Your blessing and grace and to be restored. Thank You Jesus. Today I feel the way ahead of me is steep. I am slowing down Lord so I can cling tightly to Your hand. I feel You are teaching me a difficult yet important lesson. I am ready to learn Lord, I lift my hands up to you at this very moment, hands of faith to receive Your lesson, Your presence, Your Word. Light, Life, Joy, Peace flow freely from You. I know that when my focus turns away from You I reach for other things. In this reaching I drop the glowing gift of Your presence. I return to You my Lord, I turn to regain Your presence. I pray this in Jesus name – Amen
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.