Sunday, March 22, 2009

Forfeited Peace and Needless Pain

What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bear
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer
Oh, what peace we often forfeit
Oh, what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer.

We are reading a book about prayer in my Sunday School class. The chapter we were reading today contained the lyrics from the song written above. I've heard this song probably 500 times in my life, but today is the first time I've ever really listened to and thought about the lyrics. It's so true! How often do we worry and stress and forfeit our peace about things? If we just surrender our needs and worries to God through prayer, we would find peace, and he will bear our pain for us.

This old hymn has been stuck in my head since we talked about it this morning in class. It's been wonderful to be reminded of God's promises today. If there's something you're struggling with today, let go and let God.

Enjoy your Sunday :-)


  1. It's beautiful song, huh? I love old hymns, but we haven't sang this one at church for a while . . . I love it!

  2. What a great song, I love hymns!

  3. Just found your blog! Very cute! I love your mission to serve; it's something we all need to do more.


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