Ask Jesus to walk with you
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7
I am privileged to be one of the original members of the St. John’s Men’s Chorus. We have a dedicated and inspiring di-rector in Rosemary Kinard, the men enjoy coming together and making music, and occasionally we end up sounding pretty good. It has been a blessing to be a part of this group.
Several years ago, we did an arrangement of the familiar gospel song, “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me.” In my trials, Lord, walk with me. In my sorrows, Lord, walk with me. In my troubles, Lord, walk with me.
Life definitely has its share of trials, sorrows, and troubles. Caring for aging parents. Losing a nephew and a sister who could not overcome their own demons and struggles. Griev-ing with a child who loses a child of her own. Supporting a sister-in-law that receives a cancer diagnosis that comes without warning.
So where do you turn in times of trials, sorrows, and troubles? When the shades of life are falling, when your heart is aching, when your life becomes a burden, how do you get through? You want Jesus to walk with you.
And the “gospel” truth is, he will. He gave his life for us, and he is there for us whenever we need him. He desires a relationship with us and he wants to walk with us on our journey.
One of my favorite Bible verses is 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” There have been many times in last few years that I have needed to remem-ber this verse. It is humbling when we can’t fix everything, or control everything, or even understand everything. But it is comforting to know that God is there. In times of trials, in times of sorrow, in times of trouble. He. Cares. For. You.
So as you walk along your pilgrim journey, ask Jesus to walk with you.
Gracious God, we thank you for caring for us and for giving us your son to walk with us on our journey. We pray that in our trials, our sorrows, and our troubles that you will comfort us and keep us close to you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.