If His Yoke is Easy, Why Am I Still Overwhelmed?

Wise words on that “unburdening yourself” stuff, from Journey to the Center of the Soul.

Journey to the Center of the Soul

I’m sure we’ve all heard or read this verse dozens and dozens of times. 

“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.” (Matthew 11:28-30, NIV)

It’s held out as a beacon of hope and rest, as a panacea for all that ails us.  Who wouldn’t want to rest?  Who wouldn’t want to be relieved of their burdens?  Here is His promise.  We only need to believe it and it’s done.  All our problems disappear and life is stress-free.  Easy, right?  The problem is that it doesn’t seem to line up with our experience or, for that matter, the experience of most of the Christians I know.  So…

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