The Lord said His yoke IS easy. His burden IS light. Come to Him and He will GIVE you REST.
I remember striving and laboring in my own fruitless efforts a few years ago; crying out to God something like ~ “Yeah, right God! You said you would give me rest! This is never easy!”
Sigh. What a journey we are all on.
Jesus and the Writer of Hebrews were relating this journey to the Israelites wandering in the wilderness. We all must go through the wilderness (patiently endure through faith) to inherit God’s promises. (Heb.6:14,15)
However, even they had Christ (The Rock and the Water) following them. Sorry, we don’t have Christ following us.
ALL of Christ is living in His Ascension Victory on the Throne IN US and we are IN HIM! (Eph.1:3,2:6 & Col.2:9-10) We have the Living Victorious Lord reigning in us!
Practically speaking, we are literally now one spirit with God (1 Cor.6:17) so we only have to Abide in Him. He has connected us to Him, just remain a branch connected by faith. (John 15:1-10)
Arise to His light in you and shine bright in the darkness! (Eph.5:14) Endure by faith and live your life from His vantage point [seated on the Throne] This is the Promised Rest and it’s God’s best for you in this life! We were created to have dominion in this life and reign with the love of God over our enemies! (Rom.5:17)
“For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest…” Heb.4:10,11