Did you ever really listen to the words in the wonderful hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” I just listened to it, thanks to a dear friend who shared a wonderful station with me. These two lines just jumped out at me:
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear
All because we do not take our pain and burden and lay them at Jesus’ feet. He asks us over and over in Scripture to do this but we just continue to carry these heavy burdens on our own shoulders. Read these comforting words from Jesus:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Such promising words for us to stand on today! Take your burdens to Jesus and don’t forfeit your peace. We were never promised a pain-free life but if we learn to trust in Him we can find peace in all situations. Keep these verses tucked close to your heart and learn to rely on Him in good times and bad times.