Matthew 11:28-30King James Version (KJV)
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Why is it so difficult for us to let go of our burdens and give them to Jesus? Is it because we want to be in control and figure everything out? We carry around this heavy weight of burdens on our backs and refuse to let them go.
Jesus said take my yoke upon you...in other words don't be yoked to your heavy burdens, be yoked to me. He reminds us that He is humble and gentle, that He will give us rest for our souls.
Why do we struggle so much with this? His yoke is easy and if our yoke is tied to anything else other than the Lord we will find ourselves struggling in our faith, not being able to trust the Lord.
His burden is light because He carries the weight of our problems and difficulties. The Lord has infinite wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Nothing can make Him step back and say how can I handle this one? He is not like us when we face situations that are too great to bear. He offers us rest for our souls. All we have to do is take His yoke and remove the yoke that is choking our faith.
Let us throw off the heavy burdens we are carrying and allow the yoke of Jesus to keep us walking side by side with Him, learning about Him . We will find how gentle and humble of heart our Savior really is.