Come to me, all 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 esv
Jesus says that His yoke is easy. Simply stated, a yoke is a device that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to a plow. Together they are able to pull the plow more effectively. Jesus says His yoke is light. In the journey of life what are you yoked to? Are you yoked the world, fleshly desires, or just trying to do everything your own way? If two animals are yoked together and they do not agree on where to go there will pain and tension. One will drag the other.
Don’t let life’s pressures drag you down. Jesus promises rest for those that are His. His yoke is not one of pain and agony. Christ’s yoke is one of comfort and peace. Stop trying follow desires that do not agree with God. Stop trying to be with people who drag you along. Stop to move away from where God wants you to go. Take on Jesus' yoke and have peace!