Beliefnet
Mark D. Roberts

Excerpt
“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.”
Matthew 11:29

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Prayer
O Lord, how much do I need to set down the yoke I’m carrying and pick up Your yoke! I can get so weighed down with the burdens I’m carrying by myself. Yet You offer me a better way, the easy yoke and the light burden of true discipleship.
In order to pick up Your yoke, however, I must first put down my own. And, no matter how much I find my solitary yoke burdensome, at least it is familiar . . . and it’s mine. Often I feel reticent to let go of what I can control and take up Your yoke, even with the promise of its lightness. Forgive me.
And help me, Lord. Help me to trust You. Help me to lay my burdens down before You. Help me to pick up Your yoke with confidence.
Postscript
“Cast Thy Burden On the Lord”
by Rowland Hill, 1783.
Cast thy burden on the Lord,
Only lean upon His Word;
Thou wilt soon have cause to bless
His eternal faithfulness.
He sustains thee by His hand,
He enables thee to stand;
Those whom Jesus once hath loved
From His grace are never moved.
Human counsels come to naught;
That shall stand which God hath wrought;
His compassion, love, and power,
Are the same forevermore.
Heav’n and earth may pass away,
God’s free grace shall not decay;
He hath promised to fulfill
All the pleasure of His will.
Jesus, Guardian of Thy flock,
Be Thyself our constant Rock;
Make us, by Thy powerful hand,
Strong as Zion’s mountain stand.
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