Worry About Nothing, Pray About Everything: Good Morning Devotional for 12.9.2021

December 09 (JPG)

Good morning!

Talking with God, making requests of God, being thankful you can talk to God.  How much?  Everything.  Even in arguments, bring it to him. 

There’s an old hymn by Edmund Lorenz (1854-1942) that addresses this very thing:

Are you weary, are you heavy hearted?
Tell it to Jesus, tell it to Jesus.
Are you grieving over joys departed?
Tell it to Jesus alone.

Tell it to Jesus, tell it to Jesus,
He is a Friend that’s well known.
You’ve no other such a friend or brother,
Tell it to Jesus alone.

Do the tears flow down your cheeks unbidden?
Tell it to Jesus, tell it to Jesus.
Have you sins that to men’s eyes are hidden?
Tell it to Jesus alone.

Do you fear the gathering clouds of sorrow?
Tell it to Jesus, tell it to Jesus.
Are you anxious what shall be tomorrow?
Tell it to Jesus alone.

Are you troubled at the thought of dying?
Tell it to Jesus, tell it to Jesus.
For Christ’s coming kingdom are you sighing?
Tell it to Jesus alone.

Rather than complaining to others (see the “grumbling” in Philippians 2:14-15), take your requests to God, thankful He’s near to hear.  

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