The Lord always keeps his promises; he is gracious in all he does. The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads.

Psalm 145:13-14

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

I don’t think I am the only one who is pandemic weary, COVID fatigued, dragging in my steps forward. Maintaining a growth mindset is a daily decision and one that, some days, takes more effort to sustain.

Jesus offers the solution. When we are weary, bent beneath this load, or any other, he offers to exchange it for his yoke. He offers rest, gentleness, ease! That sounds pretty good to me.

Today if you experience weariness, pause. Visualize the load you carry, give it a name. Then watch as Jesus switches your load for his. Notice that his is easy to carry; it is lightweight and restful. Bask in the humble, gentle way he teaches you (growth mindset) during difficult times.

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