Find Peace In The Lord – Matthew 11:28-30


A slightly more challenging memorization this week, however, well worth the challenge to find peace in the Lord. Matthew 11:28-30.

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."

I love these verses. They are a simple reminder that, no matter what I am facing in my life, I can take it to the Lord. This is great news. I don’t have to carry the burdens of my sins, the stress of my job, the hurt from others, the aches in my bones, the daily anxiety and “what ifs”, the loads of life… you get the picture. I can trust my loving supreme God and Savior to release me of all that.

You see, since God created us, He knows us better than we will ever know ourselves. He knows that we’re incapable of living the life He want’s us to live apart from Him. Not a life full of burdens, fear, anxiety, doubt, stress and worry. On the contrary, one that is full of courage, faith, power, wisdom and joy.

In these three verses Jesus is offering me (and you) to simply come to Him. He loves us so much, that He just wants us to come to Him and stop trying to manage everything ourselves. All I have to do is be humble enough to admit that there are simply things that I cannot control, fix, or handle without him. However, with Him “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me“.

It’s true too. I’ll give you an example. I’ve mentioned before that I have very aggressive Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). There are many times where I will have extreme anxiety about something, and I just can’t seem to shake it, no matter how much logic or thought I throw at it, or how much I try to ignore it. I’ve learned instead of trying to fight it, I go to God in honest prayer and ask Him to remove the needless fear, the anxiety and stress it causes. If there is some sort of sin involved, confess it and repent of it. Usually, the anxiety is gone by the time I say “Amen.” Why? I believe it is because God knows that I am fully trusting Him, and He wants me to do just that, let it go, and let Him take care of it. It isn’t always easy. Our human nature, especially a stubborn man like myself, wants to fix everything, but if I’m smart, I’ll let the creator of my life fix it instead. This allows me to focus on things I should be focused on.

To wrap up, simply go to Him. Give it to Him. Ask Him to heal you, to cleanse you, to make your yoke easy and your burden light. I know for me, this has cultivated a love and relationship with Him like never before. I can honestly say, Jesus (God) is my best friend, my Holy Father, and the all around protector and master of my life. What a relief!

Published: July 12, 2016 12:17 pm Categorized in:

1 Comment

  • Sondra VanSickle says:

    AMEN! It is a reminder I must give myself often…that I must trust and give it over to God. If I try fixing whatever is wrong, I mess it up instead. Thank you for the great thoughts and reminders.

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