A Gentle Harness

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

matthew 11 (niv)

I’ve heard this scripture of years. What does it really mean?

Struggling to get through the abuse, trying to bring justice to this murdered woman, trying to break free from the despair of injustice – hmmmm, I could go on and on about this but I won’t.

I need to learn what this means.

How is His burden light, when mine sure doesn’t feel that way.

Being yoked to a gentle God has to mean something, right?

I need to unhook my attachments from all this abuse and instead harness myself to the living King.

It’s not that easy. Seems to me I’d want to, but why do I struggle with this?

How do I just walk on from such tragedies and not feel them? How can I look at my daughters and not acknowledge the deep pain that they struggle with coming from such an abusive past?

If God’s yoke is easy and His burden light, why do I feel heavy and burdened?

What a thing of beauty this speaks of – being harnessed to a gentle nature, one that is full of love and help. That’s such a foreign concept to me but I am willing to seek this just a little bit harder today.

I need this.

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