DAILY DEVOTION, May 30, 2022
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 of heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28–30
Jesus issues an invitation. It is addressed to those who are weary and heavy-laden, burdened down by the problems of life. He promises rest. He asks us to trust Him, to connect with Him, to take His yoke upon us. It reminds me of two oxen yoked together so they move together. We are invited to move with Jesus, to follow Him, to obey Him. He then promises us that his yoke is easy and His burden is light.
These words of Jesus should cause us to ask a question. I am a Christian, a believer in Jesus. Is following Him easy for me? Many would say “no.” Following Jesus may lead us into difficult situations. But if we walk with Him, it is much more pleasant than walking without Him. Even in the hard places, we can know His presence with us. Because He is with us, we are no longer burdened. We can navigate through the hard places.
If you find the Christian life to be difficult, it is time to ask, “Am I walking with Jesus?”
Father, I have placed my trust in Jesus. I want to walk lock -step with Him. I believe that as I am yoked to Him, my burdens will be lifted. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for this wonderful promise. Amen.