There is a lifetime of emotions in Jesus’ last 24 hours or so on this earth. He agonized in the garden about bearing the weight of the world. He felt intense physical pain as he was beaten. He was mocked and humiliated. He needed help carrying His cross. And he died. Torment, pain, humiliation, helplessness, and death. We may not feel all these emotions in our lives but I bet that most of us do at some time or another. Certainly, it’s a 100% lock that we will all eventually face death. What Jesus gives us is that hope that we can fight through emotions because he took them all on His shoulders to death.
When you feel any of those emotions, or others that make your world look pretty dark and bleak, simply turn to Jesus. There is a reason why he went through those emotions during his last day on earth. To take them away from you. You can’t avoid emotions—that’s a part of being human, as Jesus showed us—but you don’t have to suffer with them. Not if you turn to Jesus and ask Him to carry them for you.
Come to me all of you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, 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
I know this may sound like more “religious” mumbo-gumbo. But it’s not. It’s life. At least life as God meant it to be: SIMPLE! So, I’ll simplify. Have any problems? Turn to Jesus and ask for help to take those problems off of your shoulders. Give it an honest, deep try and it will work.
Have a great day!