Matthew 11:25-30 (NLT)
25 At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. 26 Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way! 27 “My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” 28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

In these verses we find Jesus offering a prayer of thanksgiving for those who see the blessing of salvation that has come. Jesus calls God Father and also Lord, something we should also do. Jesus also acknowledges God plan pleased God. We must too remember God has a plan for all of us that please Him. When we assert our own will we deviate from that plan and may find consequences for our actions. Jesus then acknowledges His commission as savior and then prays that the burdens of others may fall upon Him.

There are those in this world who believe they have all the answers. The arrogance of their intelligence is such they do not seek out God to explain their daily lives or to seek direction for things they do not understand. As Solomon told us there is many a man who is wise in their own sight but the true wise are willing to listen to others and that includes God and Christ. Isaiah said, “What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think to themselves so clever.” 1 Corinthians 3:19 says, “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, “He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness.” There is nothing wrong with seeking wisdom to understand God, but to believe we are wise without critique is foolishness. Christ offers to carry our burdens with us. Christ offers rest to the weary souls. Christ offers the teaching of wisdom that brings about gentleness and humility. Pray for Christ to carry your burdens with you and let Him ease the struggles of life. Be humble yourselves and let the love of Christ be with you.