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  • Writer's pictureBishop Mesrop Parsamyan

Finding Peace in Jesus

We all face moments of exhaustion in our lives, don't we? Times when our burdens feel too heavy to carry when the struggles and challenges of life weigh us down. It could be the stress of our jobs, the pressures of our responsibilities, or the personal battles we fight in the quiet of our hearts.

In these moments, we yearn for rest, a break, and a moment of peace amidst the storms of life.

And amid these trying times, we hear a gentle yet powerful invitation that cuts through the noise: "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).

The promise of our Lord Jesus Christ is wonderful in its simplicity. He does not offer solutions to our life problems by advertising the "10 ways to get rid of stress," which is one of the obsessions of today's pragmatic and self-centered society.

The truth is the rest we seek is not found in a vacation, a spa day, or the temporary escapes the world offers. The deepest rest, the most fulfilling peace, comes from coming to Jesus, from laying our burdens at His feet and allowing Him to carry the load we were never meant to bear alone.

This rest that Jesus offers is unlike any other. It's a rest for our souls, a peace that transcends understanding, a calm in the midst of life's fiercest storms. It's the rest we find in knowing we are loved, we are valued, and we are never alone, no matter what we face.

So, today, I encourage you to come to Jesus with your weariness, burdens, and struggles. Lay them at His feet and allow Him to give you the rest you've been longing for. Remember, His arms are always open, His love is unending, and His promise of rest is for you.

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