Come to Me
Come to me when you’re stressed out,
When you’re overwhelmed,
When the burnout has set in,
When the anxiety grips you,
When the exhaustion never seems to end,
When tired is the only word you know to express the emptiness you feel.
Come to me when the responsibilities keep growing,
When the demands are more than the resources,
When you feel like you need six of you and, at best, you’re only at half-power.
Come to me when the thoughts won’t stop racing,
When the words won’t stop coming,
Even when all you want is to be quiet,
Come to me and I will listen to it all.
Come to me when you are angry and full of rage,
When you want to rant and scream,
When you are full of hurt and trying to keep a lid on it so as not to hurt anyone else.
Come to me and let me be angry with you and for you.
Let me soothe the hurt inside.
Come to me when the words run out and all that is left are the tears.
Come to me, for I understand the language of tears.
Come to me and I will give you space to breathe.
I will give you time to cry.
Come to me when you are surrounded by people and yet you feel so very much alone.
Come to me and I will sit beside you.
Come to me and I will embrace you.
Come to me and I will give you rest,
I will give you peace,
I will give you silence,
I will give you stillness,
I will give you space,
Come to me and I will give you healing and strength.
Take my yoke upon your shoulders,
Let me share your burdens.
They weren’t mean to be yours alone.
Let me help you carry all that is heavy in life.
I am gentle, kind, and patient.
I am love and compassion.
I will teach you and support you as we walk.
We will bear these burdens together,
You and I,
Every step of the way.
You are not alone in this.
You never have been.
You never will be.
I am here.
Come to me.
Let me give you rest.