To whom shall we go when we are in a crisis? To whom shall we go when we labour and
are heavy laden because of our weakness and all of its consequences? To whom shall we
go when we need help? To whom shall we go when troubled by guilt? To whom shall we go
when we are filled with fear, when we are anxious and worried? To whom shall we go when
we become seriously ill? To whom shall we go when there is trouble and lot of problems? To
whom shall we go when we are filled with doubt, when we need guidance and when we need
strength? To whom shall we go when we lose our faith? To whom shall we go when all alone?
To whom shall we go first in every crisis, in every need?
Going to the right person is very important. In purely material terms it is acceptable to go to
those who are experts in their own fields. For the broken-down car we go to the mechanic.
For repairs to the house we go to the builder. For the rewiring of the building we seek an
It is in spiritual crises that people blunder horrendously. Over and over again we wander from
one counsellor to another. Now there is no denying that sometimes those counsels can give
some help, but very often their words do not reach the heart of the problem. To whom shall we
go? Some take different direction, they go their own way.
To whom shall we go for answers to these questions? The psalmist tells us, ‘Vain is the help of
man’. To whom shall we go – in every crisis, in every need, material or spiritual? Jesus tells us:
‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’ Go to Him,
whatever the dilemma. Go to Him for forgiveness. He has come into the world to deal with its
greatest problem, human sinfulness and rebellion against its creator. He has taken the guilt of
our sin to Himself and so has suffered under its load – not for His own wickedness, for He had
none, but for ours. Receive that peace which we know our sins have been forgiven by Jesus
Go to Him, for He has all the resources of heaven and earth at His command. Go to Him, for
He is accessible always. Wherever and whenever we need Him, He is there. ‘I will never
leave you nor forsake you’, He says. He is never indifferent to our condition, never annoyed
that we are troubling Him again, never untouched by our pain, and never too preoccupied with
other things. He won’t mock us, nor turn us away. Instead, He invites us to come to Him, and
He promises us rest. Go, then, to Him. To whom else can you go? The answer must be
“Jesus”. He is “the Christ, the Son of the living God”. He alone has “the words of eternal life”.
Bro. Clement Kandulna