Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of May 8, 2016

“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 NKJV

Have you ever felt exhausted from carrying the heavy weight of discouragements, problems and fears with a longing to rest your weary soul? Sometimes it can feel like the weight of the world is all on our shoulders and there just doesn’t seem to be any relief or help to be found. In this scripture Jesus invites us to accept His yoke that initially may seem too restrictive and too hard to do. To be yoked with Jesus requires accepting our inadequacies and acknowledging our need for a Savior. As we learn His ways and experience His loving mercy with gentle kindness we discover that His yoke is easy and the burdens are lighter. We’ll find the comfort and rest we long for as we allow Him to pull our heavy loads, to carry the weight and make our paths straight. Cast your cares on Jesus today (1 Peter 5:7) and God will supply all your need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). Yes and amen!
By JoBeth Kested