Come to me, all who labor 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.
Life can get heavy. Worry and anxiety weigh down our souls. Burdens consume our thoughts. Trials can drain the energy out of our bodies. Life’s load can make us tired—spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
But Jesus invites us to lighten our load. He asks all who are weighed down to find relief in him. He promises to bring peace and calmness to our souls. When we partner with him on the journey, he takes the heavy burdens and makes them light. He is a gentle and humble teacher. Through life’s inevitable challenges we can learn from him when we are walking with him.
So why are you trying to do it all on your own? Why have you settled for a life of stumbling under the load? Isn’t it time you began the journey with Jesus? Isn’t it time you gave your worry and anxiety to him? Aren’t you ready to see what God has to teach you? It’s time to come to Jesus and find rest for your soul.
Talking to God
Lord Jesus, I have carried this burden far too long. My past guilt is paralyzing. My present sin is disabling. Anxiety over things I can’t control has taken siege over my soul. I am worn out. I cannot continue on my own. So, right now I take you at your word. Please take my load. I am ready for some real rest. In your name I pray. Amen.
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