At the Crossroads

By Pastor Mark Jordan

This week we explored the cure for restless soul syndrome. How are you doing? Have you taken time to reflect on God’s goodness in the midst of life’s storms? Have you taken time to be still with God, even while the world pressures you to rush (remember, the 5 Minute Challenge!)? Have you sought to wait on God with anticipation and great expectation? Hear and heed Jesus’ invitation to come and experience the relationship with Him He longs to have with you where He can help you find the rest for your soul…the rest you desperately need.

If you’ve gone through this process with me this week, you are undoubtedly at a crossroads. Standing at this intersection, you see that there is a noticeable difference between where you probably feel urged to go versus the way God wants you to go. I get it. God gets it, too. But you must make a choice. Will you yoke up with Jesus and allow Him to transform your idea of the burden so it doesn’t weigh you down, but inspires your reason for being?

“This is what the Lord says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls‘” (Jeremiah 6:16, NIV).

With all due respect to Robert Frost, taking the road less traveled in this case might be best, not because it isn’t traveled, but because it isn’t traveled nearly enough! God wants you to recognize the choice before you to keep going the way you’ve always gone that leaves you with restless soul syndrome, or go His way…the ancient way that leads to truth and life with Him thanks to Jesus (see John 14:6). Jesus IS the way, the truth, and the life that gives you the rest for your soul you so desperately need.

Again, will you hear and heed Jesus’ invitation? He wants to give you rest for your soul. You don’t have a soul…you are a soul…a soul with a body. It gets restless and weary. Jesus is the answer, though. Trust Him. Wait on Him and with Him. Be still with Him. Reflect on His goodness. Keep choosing God’s way. That, my friends, is how you will find rest for your soul.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I come to you seeking rest for my soul. I know I can only find it when I find out why I am here, for my soul is restless until it rests in you. Forgive me for my wandering, and thank you for the assurance that you never wander from me. As I stand at this crossroads, I do so with the my eyes of my heart enlightened to see how you are at work in, for, and through me. I pray this in the holy name of Jesus. Amen.

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