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“Come as You Are” (David Crowder Worship Video)

Come As You Are

Come As You Are

Let’s say you are feeling far from God.  Maybe you are discouraged, or full of worry, or overwhelmed with anger.

At those times, what should you do?

The good news of Jesus is that no matter how unspiritual we feel, if we want him to help us, and trust him to help us, we can turn to him just as we are — and he will help us.

Show Me

You might be wondering where this is taught in God’s word.  Good question.

In John 7:37 Jesus said “if anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.”  So heart-thirst does not disqualify you from coming to Jesus.

In Matthew 11:28 Jesus said “come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  So weariness should not keep someone from coming to Jesus.

And in Psalm 34:18 David said “the Lord is near to the broken-hearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”  So sorrow and sadness do not exclude anyone from coming to Jesus.

Why Not?

It’s because Jesus’ sacrificial death can pay for all our guilt, and his perfect righteousness can cover all our sin.

So how can we get in on the benefits of Jesus’ death?  By faith alone.

The way to connect yourself to Jesus’ death and righteousness is by faith, which means trusting him to forgive our sins, change our hearts, and satisfy our longings in himself.

So when we feel completely unspiritual, we should not try to change our own hearts.  We should not wait to seek Christ until we feel more spiritual.

Instead, we should immediately turn to Christ by faith — asking him for help, confessing any sin, and feeding on his word — until we experience him coming to us and changing our hearts.

Let’s Get Specific

What should you do when–

  • You are frustrated with your children?
  • Your heart is full of pride?
  • You are furious with someone?
  • You are consumed with greed?
  • You are filled with regret?
  • You feel like a failure?
  • Your future looks bleak?
  • You are wracked with guilt?
  • You are full of self-righteousness?
  • You are overwhelmed by what you have to do?

The answer is — come to Jesus as you are.  Turn to him by faith, longing for him to help you, and trusting him to help you.

He will.  Every time.

Powerful Song

And let this powerful worship song by David Crowder help you —

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCXcL3xoy3o

 

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4 Responses

  1. This is a helpful reminder to us. Do not delay, go to Jesus just as you are this moment. Excellent advice! Thank you.

  2. Come as we are to Christ is the point because the transformation that will be taken in our lives will occur after we come to Him. All we really have to do is to acknowledge our sinfulness, weaknesses, and inabilities to cope with our current issues by unloading them on Him (1 Peter 5:7).

  3. My name is nangamso ciliza, i just want to say i need Jesus in my life . says:

    I really need god in my life my mind is ful of pains and hurts and anger i need help.

    • Rose says:

      Hello, My Name is Rose. I’m a Christian believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus will help you. Call upon His Name and ask Jesus to for give you for all of your sins. Mean it from your heart. Ask Jesus to cleanse you from your sins with His Blood that He shed for you on the cross at calvary. Then ask Jesus to come in to your heart and be your Lord .Ask Jesus to help you to live for Him . Thank you Jesus for saving my soul. Now, If you meant it from your heart, you are now a child of God and know for sure that when you die you will go to Heaven to be with Jesus. Amen!

      Praise the Lord, Nangamso Ciliza

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