Sometimes life in Christ is just plain hard.
A friend of mine is in a really hard place and she said, “I just thought it would be easier.” In Matthew 11, Jesus said that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
Jesus doesn’t free us from a yoke; He places His yoke on us. A yoke is a means of keeping a farming animal in line. Jesus is saying that when we surrender to Him, we don’t get control of our lives. Instead, we trust control to Him. And because He leads us, the burden shifts from us to Him.
Life isn’t easy; even when Jesus is in control of our circumstances, they don’t necessarily change. But Jesus is infinitely more capable to bear that burden.
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