A few weeks ago our family received the news that a favorite family member had been taken to the hospital due to very high blood pressure and dehydration.
I read the news to the family once I had read it from a Facebook post.
Within a few seconds I turned my head and started to call out to our son, Ryan, to ask him something about his school work.
This is what I found him doing, with tears streaming down his cheeks...
He ran to Jesus.
What a huge wave of gratefulness swept over me!
Praise the Lord!
He gets it!
Then I thought about it...
we as missionaries could work ourselves out of a job if we could just get people to grasp this concept!
We see spiritually hungry people turning to
sadly, even suicide.
Why do we worry,
why do we struggle,
why do we fret,
why do we search endlessly for someone who understands our problems,
why don't we just run to Jesus!?
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.