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Take it to the Lord in prayer

Posted by on January 2, 2009

“Do not be anxious about anything, by in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:6-7

What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Joseph M. Scriven & Charles C. Converse

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 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.

My “New Year’s Resolution” is focused on these words. I feel like God is trying to teach me total dependence on Him. He is the source of true joy, satisfaction, and encouragement. So often I run to friends and family in times of need…before I run to my Savior–the Almighty God, my refuge and strength. My goal is to run to Him first, to surrender everything to Him, for He is the One who is able to give me all that I need. He is a faithful God who longs to be my King.

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