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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Burdens

"Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. I, even I, am He who comforts you."  Isaiah 51:11-12

Sensing the burdens of others and hurting along with them, I thought of the song entitled, "I Will Sing", which is posted below.  Today, may each of us choose to sing and honor God because He is always there to provide comfort and peace. He is there even in our darkest hour when we do not see that our situation will change.

I am praying for friends and family members who are hurting--that they will rest safely in the Shepherd's arms and know that He is there to give them peace.  If you are hurting and feel there is no answer for the things you are facing, look UP.  There is a God who loves you and wants to walk beside you.  He waits for you to give Him complete control of your life. 

Prayer:  Father, God, during times when we feel the weight of the world on our shoulders, we are thankful that You are there to comfort us as we lay our burdens at the foot of the cross.  Please help us to keep our eyes fixed on You and to rely on Your strength to see us through the tough times.  Thank You for Your love and care even on days when we can't feel Your presence.  We ask for Your help as we pray this prayer with humble hearts and complete sincerity in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  Amen.

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