Maybe you’ve felt this way…where your shame, reproach, and disgrace is so overwhelming that you can’t even lift your face to the Lord. You’re so loaded down with the burdens of your past failures, that you have no hope for the here and now. Some would say you need to forgive yourself, but you will never find a Scripture to support that idea…for only God can forgive. For if you have confessed and turned from your sin, you are forgiven and there is rest for you…or as Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Jesus wants to take your heavy load today…all the feelings of guilt and shame from your past…and exchange it for His.