A Prayer God Answered: Easy and Light

On Sunday, I ask my praying neighbors to pray that my week could feel “easy and light.” I was so tired from online teaching and all the stress of future decisions related to teaching, launching a daughter into her freshman year of college, and caring for people. The days felt hard and heavy.

But on Monday morning–till this very moment–it’s like a fresh breeze blew through my weary soul. And I remember the rightness of that prayer for “easy and light” as I read Matthew 11: 28-30:

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Don’t you just love Jesus? Don’t you just love how He says, “I will give you rest?” and how softly these words fall on our souls?

Oh, what a Savior!

Jesus’ words invited me to ask myself some questions that may help you today:

If it doesn’t feel easy and light, how am I depending on my own strength, and not the Holy Spirit’s?

If it doesn’t feel easy and light, how have I taken on a “yoke” of responsibility that God has not assigned to me? Where am I doing too much?

If it doesn’t feel easy and light, what does the Lord want me to change?

I love the easy and light life of walking with Jesus!

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