Come to me all you labor and heavy laden and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart and you shall find rest to your souls
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Last Tuesday I was thinking about this verse. I was thinking about the rest God gives to us when we are weighed down with burdens. Unknown to me I was carrying burdens but hadn't dealt with them.
I had come up stairs for something and there was a cute mouse on my Kitchen counter . The cut mouse idea wore off and I screamed and freaked out. I grabbed the cutting board and I whacked it several times. I dumped the mouse in my garden out front. I was glad to get rid of the little rodent. How dare this mouse inhabit my kitchen counter
I began to shake . I had just killed a mouse. I called several people to tell them what I had done.
I started to cry. The issues of missing my mom came up. I wouldn't wish mom back. but I was missing mom. Mom passed away 6 years ago in May. I wanted to talk to mom and tell her all that I was doing and what was going on.
I was also upset about the mouse and wondered if there might be a few otherones. It turns out the neighbors had the family across the street from us. I found it hard to sleep that night.
After a few hours of not sleeping I said Jesus I give you my grief. I will trust you to comfort me. I will trust you. You are here for me and I know you are trustworthy. I started out saying I trust God because Jesus has all authority. I will trust God as Jesus is beautiful. I will trust God as Jesus is my comfort. I will trust God because Jesus is dependable.
As I did this I sensed the presence of the Holy Spirit in my heart and I was able to relax and sleep.
I still am looking around corners for mice but haven't seen any and I hope not to.
By the way if any of you are wondering I threw out the cutting board.
We cleaned the kitchen counter.
The next morning I had Maurice dispose of it and he couldn't find the mouse. I was hoping I wouldn't have to see the mouse again. So I went out and yes the mouse was dead.