In Matthew 11:28, Jesus bids us to come to Him, and when we do, we will find rest for our soul. Yet, many people refuse to come to the Lord, even though they are weary and overwhelmed with stress. Why do we not come to Him?
The first reason I suspect is pride. We do not want to admit that our spirit needs rest. We believe that we can handle it ourselves and that we do not need God. However, if we can handle it, why do we always complain that we cannot handle the stresses of this life?
The reason I believe is shame. We recognize that if we come to Jesus, we would have to reveal to the Lord some sinful habit that is the source of all our weariness. We would rather hide in our shame than let Christ expose the sin in us and then remove it; we may even like the sin we are committing, which is even worse.
Without Christ, our soul lacks nourishment. A spirit that is starving to death will eventually produce a spiritually empty person. To explain the importance of coming to Jesus, in the video below, I read an entry from Oswald Chamber’s My Utmost For His Highest. It is time to put away our pride and shame and come to the Lord Jesus; He is waiting.
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