Text: Matthew 11: 28. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 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.”
We are loaded with the yoke the pressures of life has put on our shoulders.
But Jesus cares, He wants to take our yoke of pain, sin, sickness and many more to himself, He wants to do a yoke transfer.
The Bible tells us to cast all our burden on Him for He cares for us. 1 Peter 5:7.
Giving our yoke to the Lord in order to take His own yoke, is not an exchange of another pain and worries rather it is the symbol of our transformation as believers.
When we give the Lord our weaknesses, it’s a sign submission. But when we refuse to let go of our yoke and burden, we deny Christ the access to exercise full control over our lives.
No matter how difficult it might be to let go, the truth is that, until we allow Christ manage our lives, we will be managed by our problems chasing after the quickest solution or the easiest escape from pain.
Submitting our burden to Christ also tells us that we cannot continue to rely on our previous survival techniques. Instead, through prayer, meditation, and daily Bible reading, we must learn how to walk in the same way our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did.
As our steps begin to align with His, our new yoke shifts the weight of our problems onto His shoulders.
The most important concept we must learn is to trust God. If we’re certain He has a plan and purpose for our life, we can be confident that our burden—whether a troubled marriage, a child on drugs, or a harsh financial situation—will not drag us to the ground.
I could remember some years back, as I talked to the Lord in prayers to help me with the difficult situations I was going through, the Lord spoke to me audibly, “Take my yoke and give me your yoke, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light”. That word became a revelation and complete understanding of this Bible text.
I still see troubles but the passion for God’s work, the zeal of His house hath eaten me up (John 2:17).
Instead of those troubles, His love is made visible to me daily.
Try the Yoke bearer today.
It is more than a word, it is real and visible.
Jesus Christ is the only yoke bearer
He is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)