Friday, January 12, 2007

I Must Tell Jesus

I love the LORD, because He hears my voice and my supplications.
Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.
Psalm 116: 1-2

It is amazing to think that the God of the Universe desires to hear from us. When we have trials, or concerns, He is there to listen and guide us through. He cares for us so deeply, and wants us to bring our burdens to Him. And what sweet relief it offers!

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.

It is our privilege to be able to go to God directly. I’ve tried to deal with my burdens myself – and I bear the needless pain as the verse of What A Friend says – all because I have not carried everything to God in prayer! Lately, I have felt the Spirit urge me to pray, about things both major and minor in my mind, but equally important to God. When I start to worry about something, I have felt His urging: “Pray about it.”

Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. Psalm 55:22

I Must Tell Jesus
Words and Music by Elisha Hoffman

I must tell Jesus all of my trials;
I cannot bear these burdens alone;
In my distress He kindly will help me;
He ever loves and cares for His own.

I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
I cannot bear my burdens alone;
I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.

I must tell Jesus all of my troubles;
He is a kind, compassionate friend;
If I but ask Him, He will deliver,
Make of my troubles quickly an end.

If I but ask Him! What encouragement. John also reminds us of the confidence we have as His children, and our assurance of a Father who hears us and answers.

This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. I John 5:14-15

Tempted and tried, I need a great Savior;
One Who can help my burdens to bear;
I must tell Jesus, I must tell Jesus;
He all my cares and sorrows will share.

"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." Matthew 11:29-30

Jesus promises that when we come to Him and are yoked (joined) with Him, our burdens become light. He will Himself bear our burdens for us, and we can rest in Him. It took me a while to understand this concept, but now that I do, it brings great comfort! A yoke, when put on two animals, distributes the burden equally between the animals. Jesus tells us that His burden is light! So when ours is heavy, and we share it with him, it is distributed and our burden becomes light, because Jesus carries the heavy part!

O how the world to evil allures me!
O how my heart is tempted to sin!
I must tell Jesus, and He will help me
Over the world the victory to win.

Jesus can help us, because He has been there. He has been tempted “in all things as we are” according to Hebrews 4:15. And because of that, He can come to our aid when we are tempted! (Hebrews 2:18)

We can have victory, through Jesus, over the world and its evil temptations!
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Cor 15:56-57

"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." John 16:33


Susanne said...

I love the fact that you write about songs and hymns. Music really speaks to me deeply, expecially the kind that allows me to praise and worship my Savior! Your blogs are great...looking forward to reading more!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful blog! I am learning how to pray. I want to know and speak to our Father in Heaven. Thank you and God bless you! ~Ana