What a Friend we have in Jesus... What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!


Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.  Jeremiah 33:3

And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. Isaiah 65:24
Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping by! Thank God that tomorrow is the Lord's Day. I love the Lord's Day and the joy to worship God, sing the Psalms, fellowship and serve our Lord together with His people.

On Saturdays as I prepare for the Lord's day, I love to listen to Psalms and Christian Songs that reminds me of our Lord, His love and His care for us.

I just heard this lovely song that reminded me What A Friend we have in our Lord Jesus Christ! What a precious reminded that we have a Friend in our Lord Jesus Christ. He is our Creator, our Redeemer, our Saviour, our Lord, our Brother, our Friend and our Heavenly Husband. He is with us through all the ups and downs, and changing scenes in life. No matter what we go through, we can carry all our sins, burdens, griefs and cares to God in prayer through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Lord Jesus Christ has reconciled us to God our Heavenly Father through His death on the cross and His resurrection to redeem us from sins and eternal condemnations. He cares for us and is with us daily. If we have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour, we can have the assurance that He will lead us through all the changing scenes in life and He is working all things for our good and His glory. He hears our cries and our prayers. He knows our needs and He is able to sustain us, deliver us and provide for all our needs. He is our Refuge and Strength. Underneath are His everlasting arms.

I need this precious reminder today as with Bipolar Disorder I experience such great fluctuations in my mood from day to day, that I need to cling unto God's precious Words and promises at all times. I know that due to sins and remaining corruptions every Christian struggles with these too but with Bipolar Disorder it is especially difficult to manage and unpredictable. I need to learn over and over again to cast all my cares and anxieties upon our Lord. I was up and well yesterday, energetic and productive, but today I feel weak, sickly, down and having headaches. As I struggled to get up this morning I have to remind myself over and over again that God loves me and He is with me. I prayed and asked the Lord for strength and grace to live for Him. Though I am weak, He is strong. His grace is sufficient for me.
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Hebrews 4:14-16

14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
What a privilege to be able to carry all our burdens to our Lord and cast all our cares upon Him!
What A Friend We Have In Jesus Lyrics

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.
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Thank you for stopping by. Take care and have a weekend and Lord's day!

Warm Regards,

8 Kind thoughts:

Denise said...

I love to sing this beautiful song. I am praying for you sweetie, and loving you.

Karen said...

Lovely sharing, Nancie...and that beautiful song has a special place in my heart...my dear Grandmother taught me to play the piano with this very song many years ago...

Godsgalnj said...

I admire your faith greatly! I love this song because it reminds me that I too often have carried the burdens on my own... too often have just shouldered hardships and have fallen because of the weight of it because I haven't gone to Jesus with them. I haven't taken it to the Lord in prayer.

Perfect song! Reminds me of the verse: "Come unto me all who are weak and heavy laden and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

Be blessed, dear sister. I hope you have a great weekend!

Michele said...

Amen, What A wonderful friend!!!

Mocha with Linda said...

This was my daddy's favorite hymn, and we sang it at his funeral 13 years ago. Such a beautiful song.

Rachel said...

More than a friend, God is your loving father who continuously supplies your every need.

He knows what we goes through, and his grace and mercy is new every day, providing for us. When we are discouraged, all we have to do is look to him.

Be blessed Nancie! :)

More Than Conquerors said...

Thanks, Denise, Karen, Jocelyn, Michele, Linda and Rachel, for stopping by. Thanks for your prayers and encouragements. It's so good to hear from all of you. Yes, Rachel, thank God that we can look to our Lord in our time of need and His grace and mercies are new every morning. What a comfort! Take care all of you and have a very blessed week!

Warm regards,

robert said...

Thanks for posting all the words of Joseph Scriven's beautiful hymn--including the little known last stanza. Mr. Scriven was born nearly 200 years ago, but his song is still relevant. He lived most of his life in Port Hope, Ontario, not far from where I was born.

And, if you'll pardon a quick "commercial:...

With the arrival of fall, we begin to think of the Christmas season up ahead. If you do not have a good book on the subject of our Christmas carols, I encourage you to take a look at mine, Discovering the Songs of Christmas. In it, I discuss the history and meaning of 63 carols and Christmas hymns. The book is available through Amazon. (Might make a great gift too!)


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