Is your heart heavy? I’m here.

Is your heart heavy? I’m here.

Nearly two thousand years after He walked on Earth, Jesus’ messages remain relevant. After all, human nature is remarkably similar to the agricultural era in which He lived. People are still striving for fulfillment in money, prestige or power. They are still jockeying for position by grabbing the corner office, the seat at the head table, or the golden statue. Ironically, they are still coming up short. Do you know the feeling?

Look at what two close followers of Jesus wrote. James said: “You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask” (James 4:2, ESV). John warned against loving possessions and status: “For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world” (1 John 2:16, NLT).

In other words, you will never find the answers you crave in worldly objects. You can’t drink enough, get high enough, attract enough applause, or travel far enough to quench that restlessness inside. If your heart is heavy because you lost a loved one, no one in the world can bring you the relief you crave in the midst of overwhelming grief.

Just like you, people in the first century were heavy-hearted. Especially the Jews who came from the same family heritage as Jesus. They were oppressed by their Roman rulers, who taxed them heavily and disrespected their religious beliefs. The Jews wondered why, after all these years, things didn’t seem any better. They were troubled by the same demands of life that weigh on you.

In the midst of their questions and concerns, Jesus told them not to worry. He promised those who come to Him will find rest. On another occasion, He said, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me” (John 14:1, NKJV). If you are weighed down by a heavy heart, tell Him about it.

A Challenge For You…

Read 1 John 2:15-17. Now, describe two of your accomplishments in life, such as winning a trophy in youth sports or cheerleading, a promotion at work, or an advanced degree in a specialized field of study. Did it bring you lasting happiness? Why or why not?

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  • Chris
    Posted at 08:30h, 21 May Reply

    This is one of the best reading…..Thank You I love this site

  • David Hopkins
    Posted at 09:08h, 21 May Reply

    Does offer a yard sign with the GodSpeks messages?

    • GodSpeaks
      Posted at 23:43h, 02 December Reply

      Not at this time David but keep checking back with us. We have changes and improvements under way. God bless!!

  • Sean
    Posted at 10:18h, 21 May Reply

    My heart has been heavy for a long time. I was a Christian and believed. But the more I see the woes of the world, the less faith I’ve had. I see a tornado kill 20 innocent children, a young innocent lady get raped, or a tsunami wipe out 120,000 people, and I wonder, where is God? He can stop these things. Why would he let these people be born, only to violently end their lives with events he should be able to control? Also, I have struggled to find work for many years and could never find something good. Why, when I knock on the door, doesn’t He answer?

    • GodSpeaks
      Posted at 23:43h, 02 December Reply

      Hi Sean, thank you for sharing your heavy heart with us. There are no simple answers to your questions other than to say that our perspective is like one looking up at the bottom of a gigantic tapestry. There are all manner of loose, dangling ends, all of which make it impossible for us to see the grand design God sees from above. However, there are some things we CAN know. In fact, we created a Q&A page that addresses this very important issue. I invite you to visit our page and read through our response to “Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People“. It is our hope that though it may not fully satisfy your quest for understanding, it will at least help you understand some possibilities until that day when you get to meet God face to face and have ALL your questions answered. God bless you Sean.

  • james
    Posted at 16:32h, 01 April Reply

    I have been sober off alcohol for over 30 years.i am second in charge on my job.a single father of a great son who graduate next month.yet i find myself longing for something to fill a void in my life.

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