Matthew indicated a paradox in following Jesus. On one hand, following Jesus is a challenge. On the other hand, following Jesus is an easy road. Read the words of Matthew 11:28-30 slowly and let them apply to every single struggle that you may be facing.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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.”
Though the requirements of discipleship are costly, remember that the sacrifice that Christ made for your salvation was costly. Remember, too, that your road is easy because He took the difficult road to the cross.
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.