May the grace and the peace of our Lord Jesus-Christ be with you all. Nothing crushes someone’s soul like a burden. The guilt from something you have done in the past, or your multiple failures of all kinds, will leach to your heart like a cancer, and will drag your soul, sucking life out of it every minute. Or how about the burden of not forgive someone who’s hurt you?
Unending rules and regulations from your church, supposedly designed to make you become more like Christ, end up turning you into anything BUT like Christ. You feel heavy and worthless, you will never be good enough for the church, let alone for Christ.
Who? WHO my people will deliver such a soul from that slow and painful death? Who can “really” lift that guilt I have been carrying all this time? Who, WHO my people will help me become like Christ? Oh, WHO? WHO will save me?
Matthew 11:28 – Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Ephesians 1:7 – In him [Jesus] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace
You see, the only way to overcome a burden on your soul is to have it removed! It cannot be cured, it cannot be tamed, it cannot managed. Burden must be removed. And the Lord Jesus, ONLY HIM can do that. No amount of consolation will remove the guilt about what you did or did not do in the past. Anything short of the freedom that we have in Christ will do nothing but add to the sense of your inadequacy as a Christian.
In a personal relationship with JESUS is the antidote to burden. In a constant communion with Christ is the freedom and true power to become like Him. In the Blood of Jesus is the power to free a soul from burden.
Call on Jesus with your whole heart. Call on Him in earnest and with your heavy heart. Cry toward Him, and the King of all Kings shall rise from His Throne for You.
Blessings in the Lord.