28 "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
29 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.
30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
Did you just spend a whole night in bed, yet you feel exhausted? Does it feel like you have an enormous weight hanging on your shoulders? Perhaps for the last while you’ve worked harder and longer for an elusive reward that hasn’t come. Now you’ve had it. What can you do? Common answers are
How about golfing?
You can always throw a pity party.
Isn’t it strange how we will do anything but come to Jesus. He promises rest and an easier load. When you are totally frazzled and making no progress, come sit down with Jesus, He will give you rest. He can just touch you in your body, soul, and spirit, and instantly restore your hope and strength.
He says to take up His yoke upon you, learn of Jesus and you will find rest for you soul. That’s the key – rest for your soul. Those other things aren’t wrong, but they can’t provide what you need.
On the other hand, 10-15 minutes in a quiet place with Him and His word changes everything. It puts you on the path of rest. Jesus explained why He can give you such rest. “He is gentle and humble and humble in heart, His yoke is easy and His burden is light.” There is no competition with Him as with people. Also, no fraud or hidden agendas. His yoke has two sides so you pull together making for an easy pull with a light load.
Learn to come to Jesus when you’re over-loaded and burned out. Find a special place where you can meet Him and go there often. He’ll be waiting for you.