Friday, 25 April 2014

What a friend we have in Jesus

I have always loved this hymn but of recent it has an even newer meaning an understanding to me. Jesus Christ is really the only friend we can confidently do a 'tell it all' with that we can completely trust, we can't demand the same of our 'earthly' friends 'cos no matter how much love exists between us, there are just things we'll tell them or situations we'll encounter as friends that'll be too much for one party to handle. No fear of being let down, jealousy, envy, change in feelings/mood, pulling back, etc. He is always there for us regardless of our situation. The love of Christ truly is agape. Life is way less complicated having him as ur best friend. He can meet all our emotional needs, provide support, strength,wisdom and more...
We still need our physical friends though, even the Bible emphasizes the need for constant fellowship and uplifting the spirits. The main thing is to chose our friends wisely, they should add value to you and vice-versa. Be sure to cut-off any 'unfruitful' friends 'cos they will only bring you down if you keep them around. The lyrics of the hymn are below, enjoy.

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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