Fresh Hope – Day 167

We must give every heavy burden that we have to JESUS.

When you come to a place where you cannot figure out which way to go, give it to Him and learn to relax.

God loves it when you depend on Him.

This is not a cop-out for you not to take control of your life, but remember it takes a whole lot of faith and trust to relax when you have a problem.

I used to have an old car, and on the back I stuck large letters that said …JESUS CARES.

Wherever I travelled I wanted people to know that whatever they were facing, that Jesus cared about them.

I was brought up on this old hymn many years ago. Its words are a great reminder to give over every concern that we have to God in prayer…

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.

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Pastor Mark

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