Overwhelmed- Two oxen with a yoke pulling a cart on a pth with trees in the background

Yoke of Jesus

Jesus is the hope that we have when we are feeling overwhelmed.

Matthew 11:28-30…
“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.”

The things in this life can cause us to feel overwhelmed. God sends us an invitation to come to Him when we are weary and overburdened. This is offered to everyone.

There can be a misunderstanding that when we accept His invitation that we are no longer to work. The Word is clear that we were created to work. Just as God worked for 6 days and then rested, we too are created to work. It is not that we no longer will need to work, but that our load is lightened with Jesus.

We bear a yoke whether or not we accept Jesus. His offer is that there is fulfillment and great help when we choose Him.

Jesus also states that besides taking His yoke, we are to learn from Him. He exampled this when He came, and took the Father’s yoke and worked when He was here on earth.

We are also encouraged to work together. Pairing up with others helps us be more effective, and ease each other’s burden.