“Come to me all you who are weary, and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle, and humble at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.MATTHEW 11:28-30
The reason we feel heavy, and overburdened, with pressures of life is because we are trying to do it ALL on our own. We are trying to carry our troubles on our own, when we were designed to bring them to Christ. We are like that child that refuses to get help carrying groceries. We know it’s heavy, but I’m a big boy and I can handle it, I got it! I’m a big girl, look at me go!
And then all if sudden, groceries get spilled, and tears begin to fall, and we become frustrated refusing to get help. We will blame our circumstances, and accuse our situations, without fully recognizing that it was PRIDE that got us there in the first place.
Mama, Daddy help…
“For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”
A YOKE is meant to be carried by two individuals, or animals, it was never designed for one person to carry. This is why Jesus is calling us, to himself, so we can find rest for our souls.
My yoke is not like the yoke of this world, heavy and weary to the soul, and spirit, my yoke is easy, and my burden is light, because I help you through it, because I help you carry it, I teach you, I lead you. You were never designed to carry more than you can bear. I will never give you more than you can handle, but you must come to me, and drink from this fountain of living waters, that will carry you through your troubles. You must give up trying to do it on your own, you must allow me in, and I will give you rest for your soul.
Do you hear him, calling you? Will you listen, and heed to the calling of God? Will you BRING all of your burdens, troubles, to the foot of the cross, and leave them there?!
That is where you will find rest.
Let us Pray
Jesus, I’ve carried a burden too long on my own, I wasn’t created to carry it on alone. Pick up my cross, and help me Jesus. I confess trying to make it on my own. I lay my troubles down, my situations down, my worries, my questions, my speculations. Lord I need your rest, for you are gentle, and humble at heart. Teach me your ways, direct my steps! Take my yoke, for I cannot do this on my own. I need your help daddy, I need your help. In Jesus name I pray! Amen!
With Christ Jesus by my side, I can do all things!
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