Worn out? Stressed? Tired?

 Spring flowers by Arthur Hacker

Are you worn out from on-going problems?

Are you weighed down with stress? 

Are your children causing you sadness?

Jesus is the only solution

Cast thy burden upon the LORD 
 and he shall sustain thee 
 (Psalm 55:22) 

This is a wonderful hymn for all those people who need a Friend. It is one of my (many) favourite hymns, one worth reading when you are feeling down in the dumps.  I always feel better afterwards.

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 your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear
May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayer
Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.

~ Joseph Scriven ~

Come unto me, all ye that labour  
and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matt 11:28

(idea from "Our Daily Bread", September 15, 2011)


  1. Just beautiful Joluise thanks for the encouragement we can all use it Shaz in oz.x Keep looking up (up Lord) and not at the mud underneath.

  2. Beautiful and favourite verses and hymn, Jo - they've always been a favourite. I love the encouragement contained in God's Word.

  3. Thank you for this reminder that Jesus is the solution to all of our problems. If we would only remember to turn to Him always!


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