By Greg Sanders
We have all heard the phrase, “The straw that broke the camel’s back.” Sometimes I feel sort of like that camel. I feel like if one more thing is added to my plate, I might just reach my breaking point. Did you know that God has help for you when life pushes you to the breaking point? In Matthew 11:29 Jesus says, “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.”
Jesus wants you to exchange your pressures for His promises. He has an open invitation for all people who feel overwhelmed to come and lay their burdens at His feet and find true rest. This is such an attractive offer and yet I know very few people who actually apply it to their life. You must come to the point that you realize that Jesus cannot carry what you will not give to Him. The following are a few ways you can truly exchange your problems for His peace.
- Realize that you are not expected to carry the weight of the world alone. The very fact that Jesus taught this principle let us know that He did not expect you to make it on your own.
- Start operating in the patterns set by God’s Word. Jesus said to, “take my yoke upon you.” The yoke is His command. A yoke is something that directs you, refrains you, and corrects you. That is what God’s Word does. You cannot experience the rest and peace of God until you first submit to His will.
- Discover the heart of Jesus. As you trust Him, you will discover that He is for you and not against you. Jesus is on your side.
- Make the exchange. Don’t just lay your burdens at the feet of Jesus and then pick them back up. Realize that His way is better than your way even if His way is extremely different than your way.
Today’s Challenge: Don’t allow the problems of life to take you to the breaking point. Remember that Jesus was broken so that you can be whole. Exchange your problems for His peace today.
Today’s Devotion is an excerpt of a recent message at CFA. To listen to this message in it’s entirety, go to www.pastorgregsanders.com and look for the message “Breaking Point.”