Are you burdened and feel pressed down by your everyday life? Is the responsibilities and load of your life, work, family, home, and money seem to weigh you down and even drag you down into despair?
Is there a purpose for all this? Will there be an end to it all? Will good come through all of this? Is there anyone who can help me?
Is it true what is said, “all things work together for good?” Is there really a Heaven waiting at the end of this long tunnel of life? Is there a reward for enduring everything we have to endure?
More accurately someone might ask, “have I been good enough, done enough, or am I worthy to go to Heaven?” Well, are you good and worthy of such a reward?
Take an honest look at these next questions and find out. Have you ever told a lie and or stolen anything that was not yours? If so that would make you a liar and a thief.
Have you ever cursed God (God da**it) or used his name as a cuss word (Oh My God, Jesus Christ)? That is called blasphemy and is very serious in God’s eyes, and that would make you a Blasphemer.
Have you ever hated someone? Jesus said, “If you hate someone you have committed murder in your heart already.” Matthew 5:21-26.
Have you lusted after someone? Jesus also said, “If you look upon someone to lust after them you have committed adultery in your heart already.” Matthew 5:27-30.
You would be at least a murderer and adulterer at heart. Have you coveted someone’s possessions; wanting something you don’t have. Also not honored your father and mother, worshiping anything other than God? These are all from God’s Law the Ten Commandments.
“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
If you are honest you have broken every one of them and so have I.
“For there is no one righteous, no not one.” Romans 3:10
We are not “Good”! We are all criminals in God’s eyes! And we deserve our just punishment. Guilty with no hope! Even the good we try to do to please God would be like trying to bribe the judge! And we all know it! Because God has given us a conscience that bears witness against us!
It is no wonder you feel this massive weight upon you every day! Because of the immense weight of your sins that have been piling up over the days, months, and years.
“But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.” Romans 2:5
The judgment that you deserve is pressing down evermore day by day.
What are you to do? Is there any relief or rescue from this weight and pain? Who will save you from the punishment and judgment to come? For the day of death and judgment awaits for everyone.
“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ having been offered once to bear the sin of many,” Hebrews 9:27
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is Eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 6:23
But there is Hope! God did something wonderful for you because He loves you so much!
“But God so loved the world that He sent his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but will have everlasting life” John 3:16
God sent his son Jesus to the earth 2000 years ago to be born as a baby and grow and live as a man. He lived a perfect sinless life, he never displeased his Father in Heaven.
He intentionally; for you and me went to the cross, was beaten, suffered, died, and took the complete Wrath of God upon himself for your sins and mine. Then He rose again on the third day defeating sin and death that you may live!
Someday you will die and you will stand before the Judge who is God. You will be found guilty and be sentenced to Hell a place where the fire does not go out and the worm does not die FOR ALL ETERNITY!!
Where there is Anguish, Crying, Wailing, and Gnashing of teeth! How will we escape such torment? I don’t want you to go there!!
Right now! God offers you forgiveness, right now God offers you life and salvation and relief from the weight of all of your sins that are weighing you down!
He offers it to you like a FREE gift. But what you MUST do is confess your many sins and wicked ways. Repent of them turning completely away from them and turning to Jesus Christ. He is your only hope. Completely and totally put your trust and faith in Him who can save you from Hell!
God will hear your cry and answer from heaven. He will forgive your many sins, removing the weight of sin that is dragging you down. He will fill you with His Holy Spirit and change your heart and mind making you a new person with new desires.
What is more important than your eternal soul? These fleeting pleasures and earthly possessions of this earth do not and will not last. How they drift away and are blown like the dust of the air. How they wither so quickly like the flower in the heat of the sun.
If you have read this far, maybe it is for a purpose. I plead with you to consider carefully your life and how short it is and Eternity and how long it is!
Come to the Savior Jesus Christ who is the only one who can cast away the heavy and burdensome weights of this life and the fear of death. He is the only one who can save you. He can give you new life and joy that will bubble up within you like a spring of life.
“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul?
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Mark 8:34-38