“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
What great words for an anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, stressed out world!
Jesus presents Himself as the answer, not something to try, something to learn, something to practice. No, He says I am the solution – come to me.
Jesus knows that the reason we’re anxious, stressed out and under a heavy burden is because we are yoked (connected to, intertwined with) the things of the world. It’s us trying to manage, trying to cope and do it all in our own abilities. Jesus recognises that and say, “hey, come to me”.
We need to be yoked to the one who will carry the load for us. Doing it (managing, coping, striving, straining) your own way is what is stressing us out!
Jesus is the answer, but for Jesus make all the difference in our lives we need to heed His word which is you need to be linked up to me and my leadership. He says, as the leader over your life, I am gentle, I am humble and I will give you rest but you need to trust me.
The question is, will we trust Him, yoking ourselves to Him? Or will be continue to strive and do it in our own strength?
PRAYER: Lord, I confess I am in desperate need of you. I ask you to be the leader of my soul and life. I receive your rest and ask you to impart your Holy Spirit to my life, to refresh and renew me. Lord I trust you. Amen