Tuesday, October 7, 2008


WOW WAS THIS EVER FOR ME TODAY!!!! I've been a little, okay A WHOLE LOT, depressed, discouraged whatever you want to call it. I've felt all alone at times and not knowing which way to turn. Oh if we would only turn to Jesus in those time things would be SOOO much easier. I was browsing a friends blog and found this clip from Chonda Pierce. I just love her to pieces!!! As the song "What a Friend in Jesus" came on it touched me deeply.

What a Friend we have in Jesus
All our sins & 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.

How many times in just the last few weeks have I had trials, burdens etc come my way and I, BY MY OWN CHOICE, have forfeited that peace and borne that needless pain, all because I have choosen not to take EVERYTHING to God in prayer. Too many times I find myself trying to fix things on my own and then expect God to fix my mess. If only I would just take it all to HIM FIRST! The next verse goes on to say....

Have we trials and temptaions
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.

Yes, I've had those trials & temptations & trouble lately. Sometimes, it has seemed more than my share, but I haven't found a Friend who is so faithful as HE is and shares ALL, NOT PART, BUT ALL my trials, temptations & troubles. He knows my weakness!!! All I have to do is take it to Him in prayer. The last verse says...

Are we weak & 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.

Again, yes I'm weak & heavy laden and cumbered with a LOAD of care, but Jesus is MY refuge. While friends have despised & forsaken us we just have to remember to take it to HIM. He will wrap us in His arms and shield us and we WILL find that SOLACE there.

I know this has been rather lengthy for me, but I've been going through a lot lately and feeling all alone. As I watched this clip it was like the Lord's presence settled down here in the living room and He wrapped His arms around me and said "Sarah you need to just bring it ALL to me" That's a VERY HARD step for me. I can say ok I'll take it to Him but then I've got to LEAVE IT! Well, I don't know if you got anything out of my ramblings but I have been very Blessed! Now I need to go find some cleaning supplies and clean this keyboard off since I've made a slimy mess *SMILES* Just remember TAKE IT TO THE LORD IN PRAYER...

1 comment:

Grandmagene said...

Sarah, I know exactly how you feel. I have been going through a very hard time too, have so many problems, and feel so all alone, I need to do exactly what that song says to do. Well I have, but sometimes, don't leave it with him, but take it back with me. Thanks for posting that, you are not rambling. It was very helpful to me. You will be at the wedding on Friday? If you do, make sure you take lots of pictures. We won't be able to be there, because of work. Please let DeeDee know for me. You can email me privately if you care too. My new email is gmarinemom01@gmail.com

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