“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
A pastor named Elisha Hoffman shared these words with a dear saint in his flock who was struggling with sickness and with sin in her own life. After pouring out her problems to her pastor, she had asked him, “Oh, Brother Hoffman, what shall I do?”
After sharing Matthew 11:28 and a few other verses with her, he added, “You see, my dear sister, God wants to bear all these sorrows, whether great or small. The thing we can do is to take them to Jesus. We must tell Jesus.”
After praying with this lady, Pastor Hoffman left with the words, “I must tell Jesus” on his mind and burning within his heart. Before the end of this day, he had penned the words to what has since become a beloved hymn by that name.
I must tell Jesus all of my trials.
I cannot bear these burdens alone.
In my distress, He kindly will help me.
He ever loves and cares for His own.
In all of our lives, moments will come which seem to overwhelm us. In these times of trials, we must remember to go to the only One Who truly can help us, the One Who loves and cares for His own!
There we will have true rest from our labor.