PSALM 101:102:1 A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee. 2 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily. 3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth. 4 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread. 5 By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin. 6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. 7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top. 8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me. 9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping, 10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down. 11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass. 12 But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations. 13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come. 14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof. 15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory. 16 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory. 17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. 18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

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Have you ever felt like there was no place to go? Have you ever been in a situation that you thought there was no way out of? Sometimes God allows us to get in these places so we will come to Him and ask Him to show us the way out. Then His power can be manifested in our lives. Our trials and tribulations are not always about us. But no matter what they are about, we can always "Tell Jesus" and He will help us!

There are many kinds of lonely. There are people all over the world who live alone yet are not lonely because they have friends to talk to. Then again there are others who have family and friends around them every waking moment yet they feel all alone. Everyone needs at least one person that they can confide in. One person who can be trusted to listen and not condemn or betray. But so many men and women get descouraged or in trouble and do not have that one friend to go to ~ but Christians do have someone to talk to. And He is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Elisha A. Hoffman told the following story when explaining what inspired him to write the words to the song, "I Must Tell Jesus."

    "During a pastorate in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, there was a woman to whom God permitted many visitations of sorrow and affliciton. Coming to her home one day, I found her much descouraged. She unburdened her heart, concluding with the question, "Brother Hoffman, what shall I do? What shall I do?" I quoted from the Word, then added, "You cannot do better than to take all of your sorrows to Jesus. You must tell Jesus."

    For a moment she seemed lost in mediation. Then her eyes lighted as she exclaimed, "Yes, I must tell Jesus...I must tell Jesus."

    As I left her home I had a vision of that joy-illuminated face...and I heard all along my pathway the echo, "I must tell Jesus...I must tell Jesus."



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 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.

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

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 hope you all have a great week.

Remember the next time you have burdens you cannot bear alone,
Tell Jesus, "Jesus can help you,
Jesus alone!"

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