Thursday, April 02, 2009

Helping Carry the Yoke...

"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).
I read these words this morning from an email subscription I get from Zondervan, and my eyes welled up in tears.
This morning I feel anything BUT rested, or at rest, and my burden does not feel light or my yoke easy. I feel like {with a headache on the side}, that I just need to go have a good cry. But I don't have time....
I know where my faith is.
I know this is just a temporary day of it.
I also know, as Beth says, that God is here not to just change my eternity and my life, but to change my day and my mood too.
Then I read lower in the message sent from Zondervan, and this part says it well:
"One of the most winsome promises Jesus made to his followers was the promise of rest. But when was the last time you felt rested? Part of the secret of receiving the rest Jesus speaks of is to be sure that we are wearing the right "yoke." A yoke is an instrument used to harness two animals together so that they can combine their strength to carry a load. Jesus tells us his burden is light not because it is easy but because he is on the other side of the yoke, helping us to serve with his strength. Ask Jesus to free you, his servant, from burdens he does not want you to carry." From Praying the Names of Jesus by Ann Spangler
Great truth. I do know the one to run to.

2 Things Others Said:

Pajama Mama said...

Thank you..."ask Jesus to free you from burdens He does not want you to carry..." I will do that right now!

Marcy said...

Getting friends to pray lightens the load...I will pray for you.