“Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from Me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” - Matthew 11:28-30
The challenges in life are many. Every day there are issues that need taking care of, pressures that sometimes seem almost inescapable, and burdens almost unbearable. Jesus invites us to come to Him with our frustrations, anxieties, and concerns to find in Him perfect peace and rest for our souls.
I have watched, as a boy while on a visit to a farm, how that oxen were yoked together to pull a wagon laden with goods. Jesus invites us to be yoked together with Him and learn from Him how to be like Him - gentle and humble.
Our self-efforts and struggles will cease and we will obtain rest and peace which we in the natural never would have dreamed was possible.
He assures us that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. The way of the sinner is hard but yoked with Jesus it is easy and fulfilling.
Dear Lord Jesus, I submit myself to Your yoke today, and eagerly learn from You, having peace of mind and a gentle and humble attitude. Thank You for peace and rest in the midst of anxiety and turmoil all around me.