Who Carries Your Yoke?
Here I sit with my coffee sipping on these thoughts…
When faced with a question or dilemma what happens? We google, ask friends, or rely on our own wisdom and understanding. We do not however turn to God.
At least not enough.
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discerning of the discerning I will thwart,” says the Lord in 1 Corinthians 1:19. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” he encourages us to do in Proverbs 3:6, a book of wisdom.
It may be you do not believe in God or at least you say you proclaim such a statement. My question is how is that working out for you? Now, I am not judging but here is what I am saying…
I am in love with and at peace with a God who is Omniscient, Omnipresent, and Omnipotent. What does that mean? Simply this, He is all- knowing, all-powerful, and all- places. It is comforting to know the God who created everything has my back. He carries my yoke, my burdens.
When we have questions, dilemmas, trials, temptations, or confusion in life, we can let it go because He has asked to carry it. “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,” is says in Matthew 11:29-30.
Today’s society is compelled to argue over social issues. We need to step back and recognize, laying down our selfish pride, and see that in many ways our society has caused harm to our people by rejecting God’s Truth. How many times per month are there shootings involving our children? How many shooting were there 2 decades ago or 5 decades ago? Do not be wise in our own eyes but fear the LORD and shun evil (Proverbs 3:7).
We are allowing the judicial branch to shove out God when they don’t even have the power to. We are ignoring the sin all around us: our nation, our children, and ourselves. We are suffering for it. Even if you do not believe in God is teaching respect for elders, parents, and one another a poor choice? Is teaching boundaries concerning stealing, lying, sexual immorality, and jealousy a poor choice? Is teaching consequences a poor choice?
Right now we live in a society where children are celebrated and communities have fallen away. We are self-centered. How we vote is based on what we can get out of the person and not what the office holder can do for our nation as a whole. We vote for people based on their twitter accounts and celebrate their youth drug use instead for a person with experience to balance our nation’s budget. We need to wake up. We need to open our eyes and see our selfish tendencies and ignoring the moral choices the Bible teaches is not working regardless of your point of view.
Not seeking a higher power when in trouble has cascading effects beyond oneself. We need to look ahead and ask ourselves how our actions will affect everyone around us for longevity. We need to repair our relationships and seek out our community once more. We need to be involved and make a change again. We need to get back in the Bible and on our knees. What is the worst that could happen if we did?
Until next time, less fighting- more talking,