Saturday, October 23, 2010

What A Friend We Have In Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus,
 all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a priviledge to carry
 ev'rything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
 oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
 ev'rything to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations?
 Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
 take it to the Lord in prayer:
Can we find a friend so faithful
 who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness,
 take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden,
 cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Saviour, still our refuge;
take it to the Lord in prayer:
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
 take it to the Lord in prayer;
In His arms He'll take and shield thee;
 thou wilt find a solace there.

Many times we try to take things into our own hands and handle them our own way. We let things bother us that should be forgiven and forgotten. Yet God has given us, as His children, a wonderful gift. The gift of Prayer.
He is ready to listen to us at all times. Ready to comfort, calm, strengthen, convict and forgive us. God knows that we need a friend to talk to, to cry to, to run to, and to listen to. He wants to be that friend. My prayer is that all of us would learn to take everything, from the biggest of challenges and problems to the smallest of concerns, straight to the Lord Jesus Christ in prayer!    

Posted by Jordan

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