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 11:30 (NIV)
Do you ever feel like if you choose to follow after God it will make things more difficult? Maybe you think that your friends will stop liking you. Or that you’ll have to stand up for God when He’s being made fun of at your school. And you don’t really want to do that, so you choose to live your life on the fence.
Now God didn’t promise in His word that He’d keep you from persecution. However, knowing God and standing up for Him is rewarding. It’s not easy, but it is worth it.
Today’s Truth: Standing Up For God Isn’t Always Easy, BUT it is Always Worth it.
God’s burdens are lighter than doing life by yourself in your own strength. When you try to do things in your own strength and your own ability, you’re often left feeling disappointed and upset. If you want true contentment, it’s found in chasing after God.
Taking God’s burden and yoke isn’t always fun, but it is more fulfilling and easier than doing things alone in your own strength. So today, choose to chase after God. Get to know Him and realize that His burden is easy and His yoke is light!