Are you feeling fatigued and overburdened? Everyone experiences sin, stress, grief, heartache, pain and misery. It can be overwhelming and seemingly impossible to overcome. There is often no relief and no escape.
Here is Jesus' invitation to you: “Come to Me, all you 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).
Jesus invites you to come to Him for rest. He wants to help you and encourages you to come to Him. He will not turn you away or run from you but promises to give you rest.
There are many who offer rest but only One who can truly give it. False promises from the many will end up leaving you heartbroken and discouraged. Jesus can perform His promises. He can be trusted because He is always faithful.
He tells you how to find rest for your soul. It is not a scam that causes you to lose everything. It is not some gimmick or a quick fix that doesn’t really work. It is not just pie in the sky. Neither is it another powerless religion of man like that of the Pharisees. His rest is found in serving Him and in following His teachings and example in life. He came to serve you. He gave Himself a ransom for your soul. He is not a hard taskmaster, but a humble gentleman who wants to help you to find rest.
He assures you of His rest. Your life with Jesus is easy and light when compared to your life without Him. Without Him you are under the control of Satan and the guilt, condemnation and power of sin. With Him you are set free to live in righteousness for Him. Without Him there is little peace, little joy and no hope. With Him there is peace that passes understanding, joy unspeakable and hope eternal.
Will you come to Jesus? Will you take His yoke upon you? Will you learn from Him?
Robert Dodson is the Preaching Minister for the Northwest Church of Christ.
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Fort Worth, TX 76135