“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!”
Upon some googling this song it was apparently wrote in 1855. I sing this song a lot at my church and even in the year 2017 it still commands hearts and souls. I have been praying and begging God to restore my joy that I seem to have lost lately. Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for my life and everything that I have/am. I just have noticed lately I have had my head down and don’t smile as much as I once did. I begin reading and this song came to my mind. It tells us in the above verse that God will bear all our sins and griefs. Then it hit me that the more we love Christ he will become not only our greatest love but also our dearest friend. When we get in these little ruts or routines when we feel down and out always remember “What a friend we have in Jesus.” He will listen to every cry/tear/praise etc. When we let God in again we will begin to feel that joy and peace that we once had. Let him be your friend. LET GO & LET GOD!