"[28] Come unto me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. [29] Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. [30] For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30 KJV

The soul needs rest if it is to prosper (be kept well) just like the body needs rest for health.

We allow our souls to get so weighed down with pressures, stress, anxiety, troubles and cares that it cannot rest. An unrestful soul is an unprosperous soul. This kind of rest works so hard the body cannot rest, causing burnout, exhaustion, depression and nervous breakdowns.

Jesus is implying in the passage that a primary cause of souls failing to find rest is due to people taking yokes and burdens upon them that are not from Him.

They make commitments and accept responsibilities that He did not initiate or lead them to do. They end up worn out, frustrated and quitting everything, including things he did not lead them to do.

We can only receive ease, refreshing, cleansing for our souls by coming to Jesus and leaving the stress, worries, pressure and even the dishes behind.

The first thing many of us do when faced with these kinds of things is to retreat into some form of entertainment or hobby.

Nothing wrong with physical entertainment and fun, but it will not bring complete rest to your soul. The prosperous soul comes to Jesus regularly for rest. Come to me and rest your soul!