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God clears the way.
On the morning of this writing, I prayed this prayer, “God, clear the way for us. We’re exhausted, give us a break.” Life can overwhelm all of us. Long workdays, unpredictable events, aches, and pains from aging can make one tired. Sometimes, we’re fighting so hard on our own, we forget to rely on God. His yoke is light:
“’Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light’” (Matthew 11:28-30 ESV)
If we get too far ahead of God, our yoke becomes heavy. When we let Him do the leading, we lighten the load. God knows debris lays in our path. If we allow Him to go before us, He’ll do the heavy lifting. Give the weight of your world to God, let Him do the work.
One thing we must accept in our relationship with Jesus, we walk behind Him. Jesus prepares the road He wants us to take. He went first in all things, including death. We haven’t experienced any temptation, Jesus, Himself didn’t face. We can handle our struggles by doing what Jesus did, realizing, He understands.
As a coach, I lead the way for my students. Making sure I continue to play the sport, not just teach it, helps me empathize with my students. When an opponent makes a questionable line call, they remind me how difficult managing the frustrating emotions are. Therefore, when coaching, I teach my students how to handle bad line calls and the feelings that come with the situation. Trust is built between my students and me because they know I understand.
Let God do the leading today. Trust He knows what He is doing, even if you don’t understand it. Allow God to clear your path, making your yoke light.
Lord, thank You for making way for us. Forgive us for not trusting You. Help us keep moving forward, even though we don’t necessarily understand. Give us Your yoke, making our journey easy. Allow Your peace to sustain in whatever crises we are facing. IJNIP. Amen
Question for reflection
How are you following Jesus today?