There is a great pressure about life these days. Many people go about life tired, bent over, and weary due to the heavy burdens they carry in their hearts. Worst still is that many have carried these burdens for years going from one place to another looking for someone to relieve them of the burden only to discover that their supposed burden relievers ended up adding more burdens to the already heavy burden they carried. Their spirits are crushed; they are crying and asking who they should go to for help, or who to relief them of this burden. Some get so burdened to the extent of becoming depressed that they now think taking their lives is better than enduring it any longer. Suicide is never an option!
To such people God is saying, “don’t give up on life, your true helper and burden bearer is here. I have come down myself in the person of my son Jesus Christ to help you with your burdens because I love you. Hear what my Son Jesus Christ Himself says to you, “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.
Listen to the message of Jesus to you through the wordings of this song (s.s.333)
“COME, OH COME, WITH THY BROKEN HEART,
WEARY AND WORN WITH CARE;
COME AND KNEEL AT THE OPEN DOOR,
JESUS IS WAITING THERE;
WAITING TO HEAL THY WOUNDED SOUL,
WAITING TO GIVE THEE REST;
WHY WILT THOU WALK WHERE SHADOWS FALL?
COME TO HIS LOVING BREAST!
FIRMLY CLING TO THE BLESSED CROSS,
THERE SHALL THY REFUGE BE;
WASH THEE NOW IN THE CRIMSON FOUNT,
FLOWING SO PURE FOR THEE:
LIST TO THE GENTLE, WARNING VOICE!
LIST TO THE EARNEST CALL!
LEAVE AT THE CROSS THY BURDEN NOW:
JESUS WILL BEAR IT ALL.
COME AND TASTE OF THE PRECIOUS FEAST,
FEAST OF ETERNAL LOVE;
THINK OF JOYS THAT FOR EVER BLOOM,
BRIGHT IN THE LIFE ABOVE
COME WITH A TRUSTING HEART TO GOD, COME AND BE SAVED BY GRACE;
COME, FOR HE LONGS TO CLASP THEE NOW
CLOSE IN HIS DEAR EMBRACE.
What a wonderful and very explicit call. What is that sin, sickness or problems that you are too ashamed to share with people because of fear that they would expose you? Tell Jesus about them. Your secrets are safe with Him because He is reliable. Pastors and other people you trusted in the past may have rejected and disappointed but Jesus would not, reject, exploit or disappoint you. Man may have duped and deceived you in the time past, I assured you Jesus will not let you down, He never fails 1 Chronicles 28:20. Why not bring that particular burden that makes you cry your heart and eyes every night to Jesus right now without delay? He will help you.
Note that there is a different between coming to Christ and going to church or to any pastor or clergy! All you need to do is humble yourself by kneeling down wherever you are now and cry unto God;
1) Come to Him and repent of all sins, Acts 3:19. 1 John 1:9
a) Believe that God loves you and that Jesus His only Son died for you. Romans 5:8, Acts 10:40&43
b) Invite Jesus into your heart Revelations 3:20
2) Surrender everything to Him and allow the Holy Spirit to be in total control of your life.
3) Tell Him about all your problems
4) Believe He has answered your prayers
5) Ask God to lead you to a Bible believing church around you
6) Spend time alone with Jesus in prayers and studying His Holy Scripture on regular basis.
GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO I.