It is easy when you are not alone

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Friday morning I woke up with this saying running through my head:

I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.

I must admit that I’ve never liked that saying for the main reason that it is not scriptural. In fact, Jesus actually said it would, or more importantly, could be, easy. Because right after that thought hit my head the scripture that says it is easy immediately followed it:

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Matthew 11:28-30

The scriptures actually say it can be easy. Christ’s yoke is easy.

What makes it easy though? Because everyone has trials. Everyone has difficulties. Can anyone say that their life has been a cake walk?

As a mortal example, because I am yoked with my husband, there are trials I have now that are easier for me to get through because he is by my side, he backs me up, he props me up. The yoke of our marriage makes trials that might have broken me if I were alone bearable. There are things I’m dealing with right now that I would not want to attempt if I were alone.

Being yoked with Christ provides me with the support and sustaining strength of the Son of God. While the trials of life are not a cake walk, I cannot imagine how much harder they would be if I did not have that support in my life. In comparison to living my life without Christ, my life with Him is easy. It is only in Christ that my soul finds rest, giving me strength to get back up and try again.

He said it could be easy.

3 shared thoughts about It is easy when you are not alone

  1. Brett says:

    So true! I usually read that passage to mean that the burdens of sin are much greater than the burdens of righteousness. Thanks for the thoughts. :brett:

  2. Denice says:

    I always thought that statement referred to rough times and the Lord would carry us though them.

  3. Mom says:

    :heart: Love you


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