The Lord Jesus knows the deepest longings of your heart. It may be possible that you'll find yourself looking around, looking up, looking in and looking down, wondering how on earth you'll get out of the turmoil, perhaps seemingly endless emptiness, inescapable tiredness or even the shallowness of pretense with
all that grips the insides of your being. You'd do anything to shake yourself loose of its grip!
There is an answer.
Christ is waiting for you!
Jesus says, "Come to Me, all you who are heavily loaded and I
will rest you". "Take My
yoke on you and learn of Me
yoke is "easy" and My
burden is "light"!" This what He told
His people throughout the centuries, both when they were "on
course" and when they were "off course"!
Sometimes we are so "right on with the Lord" yet so close to
slipping and falling! This is one more of those "simple or easy
lessons" that most find "hard to obey" ...maybe impossible
What an apparent contradiction ...isn't it?
- However, God specializes in the impossible!
Don't quit! He's seriously "for you"! True.
Maybe you think you've heard it all before, with answers "too
simple to be true" ... and ... "too spiritual to be practical".
Never mind. This is the Truth! Consider Christ
...believe in Him!
The Lord Jesus really does know and feel all the burdens
within you when you begin to look at everything ...everyone
around you, instead of to Him.
That's right, it's always
someone else's fault.
It's the place
you live. It's the job
It's what you have
or what you want to have or
It's the measure of health or the disease that cripples from
longings or liberties everyone else seems to enjoy!
Jesus waits for you personally.
- He never forces nor shoves on you his salvation.
Step by step, take from Him what He's offering.
It's free ...but not cheap
It's His ...yet all for you
He'll be to you "calm in your turmoil", "clarity in your
confusion"; "light in your darkness" and even relief from
distress into which you may have landed.
Will you believe in Him and receive what He waits to give?
If you race, chase and pursue every "road
" except the Way
find the Way
! The Way is a Person
: our Lord
! That's easy to say but He will make an eternal
difference if you'll believe!
Here are some words of honesty, reality and almost despair
but for which there was found a remedy from God Himself!
Listen to this ...good news in hard times
... the testimony of a
man who almost
slipped and fell (Psalm 73).
, vs. 1 - 2 he's Looking back
. After the crisis time had
passed, he breathes a big sigh of relief in how God
him from slipping and steadied him when stumbling! The
reason he came to this conclusion was because he knew that
had done it ...simply no other explanation!
, vs. 3-12 he's Looking around
: frantically in fact,
sometimes gazing in wonder and then ...in quiet jealousy,
thinking that others around him really seem to have some
measure of security in material things. This very quickly leaves
him with blurred vision and even further confusion!
, vs.13-16 he's Looking in
: There's only one way out! He's
yet to find the answer. It sounds like he's finally fed up and
pretty distressed; ready to quit! Everything about his life is
getting to look meaningless! It's all impossible! Perhaps it's
someone else's idealistic dream!
This may be to some of you reading ... very "close to home".
Does it sound at all familiar?
More of God's people go through this than you might imagine!
- In vs.15 and 16, tension and anxiety begin to build even more.
His insides are tied in knots ...but there is relief and it's found
in looking up
! In vs.17-20 we notice there's sudden focus
What vision was blurred now clears. Anxiety is quelled and
Life is back in perspective! How quickly it all changed!
in vs.21-24 ...now he's Looking clearly
and a new start
to everything, with inner satisfaction ...not sourced in mere
words! At last, a peace which weathers any storm... available to
anyone at any time who will believe in Christ
. It's what God
has promised all along.
However, it's only a reality in experience when we keep our
focus on Him
rather than within
on others; on
things or even the highest ideals
which all can even
seem so "spiritual". This could be a craving sourced in our own
and finally, he's back in the race
but with a new kind of
He's Looking outward
- in other words he shouts out "I now have a message of God's
faithfulness of which I'd like to tell the whole world!" That's
the message he now not only understands in his mind
but can live out
through his life
... regardless of his occupation; his
situation or his location!
Remember though, the Deceiver will do his utmost to keep you
frustrated: keeping you looking anywhere, as long as it's not to
and in His Word
Keep your eyes set on Jesus our Saviour, Lord and Life...
the Author and Perfecter of our faith!