28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
There are many ways we can feel weariness and heavy laden.
It can be due to overwork and we feel physically worn out.
We can feel emotional heartbreaks and mental stress due to society expectations and demands.
And here is how Jesus will help us find rest
1. Come to Jesus
How does going to Jesus help us ease our burden?
First and foremost we being tested of our trust and confidence in Jesus
When we are weary and heavy laden, we can become discouraged, dissatisfied and loosing believe that people care about us.
Eventually we even forget we have a God who cares.
We need to be reminded of the words and promises of Jesus that He cares for us.
2. Being transparent with Jesus
When we go to Jesus, He will reveal to us the secrets of our hearts.
Perhaps it’s a situation we simply overwork. Be it our own decision or due to company boss pressure, or to please a customer in serving, we got to admit we over-worked.
Jesus was there in the creation of Man.
God knows our body limits, we don’t.
Sometime it may be a situation of disobedience which leads to sin.
The very root of sin is in human disbelieve in the truth of God’s word.
We need to renounce our disobedience, turn away from sin and trust Jesus.
Therefore the first thing Jesus requested is for us to go to Him, believe in Him, and trust in Him that He cares for us.
Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest
3. Learn from Jesus and carry His burden instead
Now wait a minute …
We expect to find rest by taking a break from our labor, lay down our burden.
Why does Jesus want us to carry another burden?
The key difference is in our burden and Jesus’ burden
Jesus’ burden is for us to find eternal rest for our souls.
What is our burden?
We need to know our own human desires and expectations can be a cause of our weariness.
Matthew 11:29–30 – 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. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Our way to find rest that will be most satisfying for our souls is to learn from Jesus and follow Him.