His Yoke Is Easy

How’s your week going? Mine has been one challenge after another. No less than six separate situations were clamoring for my attention yesterday alone. Each demanding something from me and threatening to steal my peace. I was tempted to pass through the door of frustration. In fact, I put one foot on the other side of that threshold more than once during the day.

Then I remembered Jesus. What does He want me to do? How does He want me to respond? I know that frustration is not a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), so Jesus would not respond that way. Ever. Not even for a moment. Then I remembered His words:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

The Truth of the Matter?

  • When I give my burden to Jesus, it is light to Him.
  • And it’s much, much lighter for me because, as I’m yoked to him, He pulls the bulk of my load.
  • I also believe His yoke is intended to slow me down. To teach me peace in the midst of chaos. To make me more like Him. And that’s always a Good Thing.

Throwback Thursday Wisdom

[callout]My hometown pastor put it this way:
“If you’re living your life stressed out, you’re yoked to the wrong ox.”[/callout]