Tuesday, February 17, 2009


What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything 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 Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer. Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer. Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayer Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.

I go to Women's Bible Study at my church on Tues. mornings. It is such a blessing to me. I get a break from my kids for a couple of hours (which every mom will tell you is a needed thing!), I get to connect with my friends, and I get challenged each and every week from God's Word.

God got a hold of me today through this song. It's an old hymn. There is such TRUTH in the old hymns. How many times do I carry unnecessary burdens, forfeit the peace available to me, and bear pain that I don't have to because I neglect or just flat refuse to pray and cast my cares upon my God. This really struck me today, because I'm in a perpetual state of trying to carry all my burdens on my own and then I screw up royally. I yell at my kids and struggle with all the demands of being a mom and wife all because I do not rest in Him and let Him carry my burdens. Will I ever learn? I sure hope so. It would make my life so much easier!

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