Jesus told us:
Come to Me, all 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 in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30, NASB).
But how can it be possible? Resting in God is something we must learn. It does not happen overnight. The struggles of each day challenge us with worry, restlessness and fatigue. We wrestle with applying God’s wisdom to our life. Some days are exhausting as we resist the pounding of waves and wind against our life.
Jesus tells us, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart.” He is a gentle teacher, someone who humbly steps into our world with a helping hand. He instructs us, coaxes us along as he mentors us in trusting God. He wants us to experience rest for our soul.
The world wants us to carry the yoke of being self sufficient, strong and independent. We are encouraged to seek inner peace in ourselves, but the restlessness persists. We remain unsettled, fatigued with the weight of self sufficiency. As we contemplate what it means to remove the yoke of the world, Jesus is there offering rest for our weary souls. He offers His yoke, telling us: “My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Take His yoke upon you and learn.
© 2022, CGThelen