Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”Matthew 11:28-30
Come to Him
Who is the first person you talk to when you have a problem? Do you ever feel disappointed with their response? Maybe they agreed with you when you needed wisdom instead. Maybe they downplayed your situation. Maybe they didn’t respond at all. No matter what the situation, when we go to anyone besides the Lord, we will always be disappointed. Jesus says here to come to Him with your heavy burdens. He is the only one who can carry them! He will not only give you advice, but He will teach you and give you rest because of His humility and gentleness. No one else can treat you that way and give you what you need.
He goes on to say that His yoke is easy to bear; His burden is light. Many times the burdens we bear we bear because we’ve placed them on our own shoulders or we’ve allowed others to put heavy burdens on our shoulders. His yoke is easy because when we come to Him and place our burdens at His feet, He bears them all for us. Come to Him if you’re weary, if you’re overwhelmed, or if you want rest. He is the great reward.
A Prayer to Remember
Your burden is light. You carry my burdens when I come to you and lay them at your feet. Please help me remember to come to you before anyone else. Amen