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Finding Rest For Your Soul

Day 121
Verse of the day

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your soul.

Matthew 11:29

Everyone carries a burden. Some little, some much. It is thus common to find a great degree of prayers focused on the breaking of burdens and yokes. This is not out of place. We find how scriptures admonish us to cast all our cares upon Him because He cares for us. Even our Lord Jesus, as He approached His crucifixion prayed, “if it is possible, let this cup pass over Me.”

These events reflect the need to take our burdens to the Lord and leave it there in hopes of finding rest.

But how often do we find this rest? Why does the rest we so seek elude us this much? Why do several members of the body still seem to labour and be heavy-laden despite the many times we have left our burdens with Him?


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Finding Rest

By the words of Christ, true rest for the soul doesn’t come by only casting our cares on Him; we receive true, eternal rest for our souls when we take His yoke on us, and follow and learn of Him. This eventually results in gentleness and lowliness of heart which implies submissiveness to the Father. This disposition of the heart defined the latter part of Jesus’ prayers when He said, “nevertheless not My will but Yours be done.”

We have many times made the mistake of casting our burdens and cares on God and running off to sort out ourselves as we think. This is a dangerous way to live. We often rarely know half of God’s plans for our lives, and even when we do, we are oblivious to the manner and approach through which He would accomplish them. This makes it most needful that we take Christ’s yoke on us and learn from Him. Only then can we fulfil His plans for us as He did with Christ, and only then will we find true comfort, fulfilment and rest for our souls.


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Today’s Confession

Loving Jesus, may I not miss the rest You have afforded me through Your life and sacrifice.


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