There is an old spiritual song that says:

I want Jesus to walk with me

                                               All along my pilgrim journey

                                                In my trials Lord, walk with me

                                               When my heart is almost breaking

                                               Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.

                                               When I’m troubled, Lord, walk with me.

                                               When my head is bowed in sorrow

                                               Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.

Trials, troubles and sorrows touch each one of us at one time or another. In life’s journey we move from the mountain top to the valley of the shadow of death. No matter how big our ego, no matter how wise we think we are, no matter how arrogant we get, there comes a time in everyone’s life when we need somebody to lean on.

The truth of the matter is that Jesus is the one that we can lean on. The person who wants Jesus to walk with them is wise indeed. People, even good people can sometimes fail us. The song that says, “No one ever cared for me like Jesus” gets it right. It is Jesus who said, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:38-29). Even the Psalmist declared, “Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.” And Peter said, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1Peter 5:7) In his old age David said, “I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging bread.” (Psalm 37:25)

No matter what situation you find yourself, I pray that you are saying, “I want Jesus to walk with me.”

In His Love,


Thought of the Week for: August 23