“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.” Matthew 11:28–30
We know that when Jesus said, “come to me,” he meant, “believe in who I claim to be and therefore what I am able to do for you.” His simple promise implies a power behind it more than sufficient to lift all that weighs us down.
And here is where our burdened souls are tested. Will we believe in him; will we trust him? We want to rest our souls on the knowledge of how and when our burdensome problems will be addressed. But Jesus does not provide those details. He simply promises us that they will be addressed.
Rest on the surety that he will keep his promise to us in the best way at the best time. “Come to me,” he says, “cast your anxieties on me for I care for you” ( 1 Peter 5:7). “Trust in me with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5), he says, “and you will find rest for your souls.” We all bear burdens and become weary for different reasons, and often at different times. Sometimes it’s a season...sometimes it seems to linger longer and leaves us discouraged. If you are weary, for whatever reason, however difficult your current circumstances may be, Jesus invites you to come. Come, take his light yoke of believing in him.
Believe, abide, and follow Jesus’s example...and you will find rest for your soul.
Sunday Blessings to you all...you are so so loved💚 xo