Since the covid crisis began, my mother and I, like many of you, have done more online ordering than ever before. We both made such an order this week. Shortly after placing our request we received an email notification stating acknowledgement and dispatch. “Your order is on its way,” was the information given. When I read that email there was no doubt in my mind that indeed my order had been noted and dispatched. It’s been rare that an order has been delayed or even wrong. Even so, mistakes do happen, but never mind, I still find myself trusting the online retailer every time I place an order.
The question then came slithering into my mind like an unwanted snake — if I can so easily trust a retailer, someone I do not know, someone most likely I will never meet, then why do I ever display doubt upon my Heavenly Father’s promises? I had to take time to say to the Lord, like the father in Mark 9:24, who came begging relief for his son, “I do believe, but help me to overcome my unbelief.”
Then the words of Jesus recorded in Matthew 11:28 gently flowed into all the troubled places of heart and mind, “Come unto me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Notice what this promise does not say. It doesn’t say come to Him and perhaps He will give you rest, or maybe, or it’s a possibility. He says to come and He will give. What a promise!
Do you need relief from stress today? Come to Him and He will give. Do you need wisdom? Come to Him and He will give. Do you need courage, strength, inner peace, hope? Come to Him and He will give. Do you need forgiveness? Come to Him and He will give.
When we tell Jesus our need, He dispatches immediately.