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 wilt find a solace there.
A lthough things are not perfect
B ecause of trial or pain
C ontinue in thanksgiving
D o not begin to blame
E ven when the times are hard
F ierce winds are bound to blow
G od is forever able
H old on to what you know
I magine life without His love
J oy would cease to be
K eep thanking Him for all the things
L ove imparts to thee
M ove out of “Camp Complaining”
N o weapon that is known
O n earth can yield the power
P raise can do alone
Q uit looking at the future
R edeem the time at hand
S tart every day with worship
T o “thank” is a command
U ntil we see Him coming
V ictorious in the sky
W e’ll run the race with gratitude
X alting God most high
Y es, there’ll be good times and yes some will be bad, but…
Z ion waits in glory…where none are ever sad!
Jesus never wrote a book but no library in the world could hold the volume of books that have been written about Him. He never went to a Medical College but He has healed multitudes, without medicine and making no charges for His services. He never was a chef but He fed over 5,000 people with only five loaves and two fishes, and had twelve basketful left over. He never was a mortician but He raised at least three people from the dead while He was on earth. He arose from the dead Himself and the hour is coming when all that are in the graves shall hear His voice and shall come forth; the that have done good unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29). Jesus never did marshall any army, draft a soldier, or fire a gun, but no military leader ever had more followers give him such love and devotion, and voluntarily lay down their lives for His cause. Jesus never became in this worlds goods. However, He owns all the gold and silver in this world and the cattle on thousand hills are His, all things having been created by Him. He left His riches in heaven and became poor, that we through His poverty might be made rich. The Son of God put on humanity that the sons of men might put on divinity. The Son of God became the Son of man, that men might become sons of God. The Son of God came from heaven to earth that sons of men might go from earth to heaven. The Son of God suffered, bled and died on the cross that sons of men might live; that they might not perish but have everlasting life. He died on the cross and rose on the third day. He is alive, what a wonderful Christ, what a wonderful Savior.
You may have had a horrible past or you are in a negative and depressing circumstances. You may be facing challenges after challenges without any reason to have hope. Listen; irrespective of all that you going through the good news is; your future is not determined by your past or your present. Have hope and faith in Him who is able.
Recently I got acquainted with an individual and their testimony just blew my mind. I didn’t know they have such a powerful testimony until after the Holy Spirit spoke to me to pray for them. Without sounding too confronting, I politely asked the person if they believed in God and they said yes then I proceeded by letting them know the Spirit of the Lord is directing me to pray with them. We prayed and the person started to open up. They said our meeting wasn’t a coincidence but a define appointment.
They were abused tremendously throughout their young age and went through a lot of challenges in their life yet she told her self that won’t take the best of her. The confrontation was conformation for her to carry on with what God had placed in her heart and that was to minister to young women by sharing her testimony. As a born again saved woman now she realizes and very thankful that God has been with her all along after all and she won’t allow her past to take her hostage or to interfere with her future. When all this was happening, we were shouting with praise thanking God for the divine appointment. I went to this place not knowing God already had some set-up plan for His glory to be shown hallelujah!
No matter what you’ve been through, it won’t change the plans God has for you. Sometimes you must go through the valley to reach your destiny. It’s not an easy walk but it’s not a permanent walk and remember God will be with you every step of the way. Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you, He will never leave nor forsake you.
Share your testimony it will bless somebody, it will bless you!