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. (Matthew 11:28-30)I am finding this to be true in my own life. When Jesus calls us he does so no matter why we're burdened down. It can be due to difficulties faced as in adversities, temptations, whatever. Or it can be even due to sin in our hearts and lives; of course of that he wants us to be open in confession before him. But we're to come to him with the promise that he will give us rest.
Jesus understands firsthand our human weaknesses and frailties. He was tempted in all points as we are, yet without sin. He became one of us to the very core of his being and helps us as such. He understands our struggle in a unique way, from both his human perspective, as well as from the perspective of Godness. (Hebrews)
Our hope is in Jesus and in this invitation. We come to Jesus and he gives us his life for ours. He gives us his rest, victory and work in place of our weariness, burden, defeat and despair. It's a completely different life, the beginning of such that we thus enter into.
If we're weary or burdened down for whatever reason, this invitation remains opened for us today. Come to Jesus; make every effort to enter into his rest. And let's make this the practice and endeavor of our lives, as we seek to follow Christ together.