“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
Have you ever felt like worries in your life have reached a ceiling? It’s like you’ve done all you can to fix the problem in your human strength, but the problem is still there and weighs you down, mentally, emotionally, physically. It seems like it is unbearable.
The Bible says in Matthew 11:28-30 that Jesus is our burden-bearer, “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.”
We are not created by God to carry our own burdens in life. God created man, us, in the beginning to have a love relationship with God. He wants us to bring our burdens to Him in relationship and not to keep them to ourselves or carry them.
Jesus saves our soul spiritually for eternity when we believe in him as John 3:16-17 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
Jesus can also save our soul by giving our soul rest from the burdens in this life when they become too big for us to carry when we give him our burdens as this verse Matthew 11:28-30 says. When we cast our cares on the Lord, he will sustain us (Psalm 55:22).
- So today, will you give your burdens to Jesus?
When you feel life’s problems overwhelm you, establish a habit to bring it to Jesus in prayer, for this is where your burdens belong, and not in your mind, will, and emotions which is your soul. Ask the Lord Jesus to help take away your burden that is too big to carry and to give you his rest, strength, and healing. Jesus can replace your burdens with his peace, love and life which are characteristics of who he is and only he can give you.
How to have a relationship with Jesus:
The Bible says in Romans 10:9, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” If you would like to have a relationship with Jesus, you can pray this prayer below, and make sure you get connected to a Bible-based church to help you walk out and grow in your relationship with Jesus. May God richly bless you!
Prayer to Receive Jesus:
Dear Lord Jesus, I believe in my heart that you died on the cross for my sins and rose on the third day. Thank you for your cross. Please forgive me for my sins. I repent or turn away from my sins and receive you Jesus as my God, Lord and Savior of my life. Jesus I invite you to come into my heart. Help me Holy Spirit to know Jesus more and help me to live my life for Jesus. In Jesus’ mighty Name I pray, Amen.