Jesus is the Solution to Your Hurt

Come to me . . . and I will give you rest.
                            —Matthew 11:28

I have written and posted more than 2,000 of these devotionals. I’ve rarely hit the “send” button without a feeling of apprehension because I fear my words may exacerbate rather than alleviate the pain some reader is experiencing.

Sometimes the same essay will encourage one reader and bump a sore spot of another.

I never met American journalist H.L Mencken. But he could have been talking about me when he wrote: “There’s always an easy solution to every human problem—neat, plausible, and wrong.”

It’s a lot easier to write stuff than it is to live it.

But there is a sentence that I offer to all without the slightest reservation—the words of Jesus: “Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28).

Jesus is strong enough to carry your burdens—
and loving enough to want to.

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