Cast Your Burdens to the Lord

anxiety symptoms Feb 28, 2023
Jesus is our yoke

"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)

A yoke was harness oxen and other animals used to ease hauling a load. It was also meant as a designation of servitude and carrying the burden of a task or mission. 💔

we take the Savior’s yoke upon us and do his will. We will find the peace and joy that he has promised.

How far could you carry this burden before stopping to rest? 😴

There are many kinds of loads or burdens. Some are physical, while others are spiritual or emotional and not as easy to see. Many unseen burdens can exceed our strength to bear them alone, and we become weary. This lesson discusses how the Lord can lighten our burdens and bring us rest. 😎

Jesus invites us to take his yoke upon us and learn of him.

In the same way, when we trudge through life without God’s guidance, we “are of all men most miserable.” (1 Corinthians 15:19). By accepting Jesus’ yoke instead, we allow Him to walk with us and share the load. 😅

Taking His yoke doesn’t mean holding onto the things that weigh us down, like unforgiveness, bitterness, and shame. Instead, taking His yoke gives us freedom from these things as we humble ourselves before Him. 😄

We will all face incredible difficulties in this life. Some may suggest that becoming a Christian relieves us of suffering, but that isn’t true. Jesus said, “In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). Jesus knew we would face trouble, so He welcomed our reliance on Him.
1 Peter 5:7 says to cast our cares to him because he cares. 💓 His great love for us. We are not alone with the burden. 💓
You can give your heaviness for renewed ease that day, which is why I felt lighter. We can replace our overwhelmed lives with God’s peace when we give our burdens to Jesus.
So, if you are anxious or excessively worrying about something in your life, give it to the Lord. Find the peace that He wants to take those burdens off of you.
-- Coach Teresa Morin -- 

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