Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of. ~Charles Spurgeon

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Comfort in my Best Friend

For a while now I feel there has been a spiritual battle going on around me attacking relationships in my life. Having said that I realize it's a spiritual battle,  I try not to take things personal but it's hard not to sometimes. Feeling some insecurities lately and praying for the ones who mean the most to me, I was comforted the other day while blow drying my hair. Out of the blue I started to hum the song " What a Friend we have in Jesus". It's not a song I hum often. The words of a song again bring tears of comfort and a great peace that surpasses my understanding. As like with any song that brings me such comfort, it has been playing in my house all weekend. The neat thing too is I can hear my Grandmas voice singing the song in my head. Talk about leaving a special legacy!

I have decided this will now be the song the girls and I will work on daily in school to memorize and sing until it too is written on theirs hearts.  Funny because without even praying about it, I was just wishing the other day that I would find a song to incorporate in our schooling. Romans 8:28   Interesting how things work out.

I pray one day when my girls are feeling insecurities in their relationships they too will find comfort in the best friend of all, Jesus.  I also pray that down the road when they find themselves humming the song " What a Friend we have in Jesus" they too will hear my voice singing the song in their head just as I hear my Grandmas.

Thank you Lord for the relationships you have blessed me with.  For all of the wisdom that comes from trial and error.  Thank you Lord for your Grace and for your perfect example of how to be a good friend. 

    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.

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