The gentle mastery of Christ.
Jesus said to the crowds: "Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."
COME TO ME... I WILL GIVE YOU REST. Jesus' words are a constant source of strength and hope, especially for those who are heavily burdened. Not because Jesus promises to remove all burdens from their lives, but because he promises a lighter load. While the world or other people may be harsh and merciless in demanding from us, Jesus is gentle and lowly of heart; and while the world's burdens may be too heavy to bear, Jesus' yoke is easy and his burden light.
This should awaken us to the truth: God allows us to experience hardships and carry burdens -- because they help us grow stronger -- but God does not give us burdens beyond what we can carry.
Do you blame God for your hardships?
Do you really think God wants you to suffer greatly?
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